What would the weekend be without a bit of crusade humor? In The Sister Queens, Marguerite accompanies her husband Louis IX of France on the first of his crusading expeditions (the Seventh Crusade). She certainly didn’t experience much to laugh about. Particularly when Louis and his knights were captured and she shouldered the responsibility of holdingDamietta and ransoming the knights.
No reason we shouldn’t enjoy a laugh or two at this Horrible Histories explanation of the crusades however. 🙂
I prefer the Athenian lifestyle . . . too bad about the no-votes-for-women thing.