This is the story of all nine crusades – of 200 bloody years of warfare in the name of religion. It is the story of the big history of the Crusades. Presented by leading expert Tom Asbridge, this landmark series, based on an epic travelogue, cutting edge academic research and newly discovered sources rounds out a picture of a world that we think we know. The new sources reveal subtleties and fresh insights that deepen our understanding, and bring the men and women who lived, loved and fought in the Holy Land for two centuries into a sharp new light. It is a story that has not been told before on television. A story opened up by newly discovered archive – giving us testimony direct from the key players. A story that will be uncovered by ancient buildings, new archaeology and glorious treasures. Currently shooting on location in the Middle East.
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|Executive Producers:||Chris Wilson|
|Distributed By:||BBC Worldwide|
|Broadcast By:||BBC 2|
|Release Date:||Jan 2012|
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