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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Battle of Jaffa (27 July -8 August 1192) : Fighting Saracens

The Battle of Jaffa took place during the Crusades, as one of a series of campaigns between the army of Sultan Saladin (Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn Yūsuf ibn Ayyūb) and the Crusader forces led by King Richard I of England (known as Richard the Lionheart). It was the final battle of the Third Crusade, after which Saladin and King Richard were able to negotiate a truce. Although the Crusaders did not regain possession of Jerusalem, Christian pilgrims were permitted entry into the city, and the Crusaders were able to retain control of a sizable strip of land stretching from Beirut to Jaffa. In this battle we have Sunjade/Supreme crusaders and Biplant Saracens. Enjoy !

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Saturday trip to Bective Abbey with plastic knights

Bective Abbey was founded in 1147 for the Cistercian Order by Murchad O'Maeil- Sheachlainn, King of Meath. It was Ireland's second Cistercian Abbey; a ‘daughter house' to nearby Mellifont. Bective became an important monastic settlement, but was suppressed following the dissolution of the Monasteries under King Henry VIII in1543. The lands were then rented, and the monastery began to be used as a fortified house. The tower was constructed at this time, granting the structure an imposing appearance. The remains now visible at the Abbey date mainly from the 13th to 15th centuries. They include the church, chapter house and cloister. The cloister ruins are particularly Well-preserved and feature pointed, gothic arches typical of Cistercian architecture. The Order had been founded to recapture the original simplicity of monastic life; this was reflected in their restrained buildings. The cloister - a covered passageway which opened onto and surrounded an enclosed courtyard - was an essential element, separating the world of the monks from that of ordinary people. Today, the ruins provide a maze of passageways with dead ends and interrupted staircases, all asking to be explored.

Due to its castle-like qualities, the site was also chosen as a location for the 1995 film 'Braveheart'.
I photographed  plastic knights produced by Tipco, Sunjade and Biplant at the Abbey surroundings.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Crusaders made their way to the Holy Land ...

Crusaders made their way to the Holy Land ... Plastic knights produced by Timpo, Lone Star, Biplant, Netechnolog and Crescent.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Crusaders at Cornet Castle in Guernsey

Crusaders at Cornet Castle in Guernsey.  Formerly a tidal island, like Lihou on the west coast of Guernsey, it was first fortified as a castle between 1206 and 1256, following the division of the Duchy of Normandy in 1204.The wardenship of Geoffrey de Lucy (1225-6) has been identified as a time of fortification in the Channel Islands: timber and lead was sent from England for castle building in Guernsey and Jersey.At that time the structure consisted of a keep, a chapel, two courtyards and curtain walls.In 1338, when a French force captured the island,They besieged Cornet, capturing it on 8 September; the French then massacred the garrison of eleven men at arms and 50 archers.The island was retaken in 1340 and the castle was recaptured in August 1345 after a three-day attack by professional soldiers and the local militia.The French had spent their seven-year occupation improving the defences, including probably the barbican.In 1358 the French returned and again captured the castle, but they were evicted the following year and an island traitor was executed. 
These toy knights produced by Biplant.