This 8th issue in the Crusaders series will be another interesting historical coin. These events led to Louis’ call for a new crusade in 1267 and beyond, although there was little support this time; Jean de Joinville, the chronicler who accompanied Louis on the Seventh Crusade, refused to go. Initially, as with all Crusades, the Crusade would have targeted lands on the coastline of Outremer, with the ultimate aim of recapturing Jerusalem. However, Louis was soon convinced by his brother Charles of Anjou to attack Tunis first, which would give them a strong base for attacking Egypt, the focus of Louis’ previous crusade as well as the Fifth Crusade before him, both of which had been defeated there.
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Cook Islands 2016 Eight Crusade Charles of Anjou Silver 25 g
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