Personal Profile Born: c. 1137-38, Tikrit, Upper Mesopotamia, Abbasid Caliphate (modern-day Iraq) Birth name: Al-Nasir Salah al-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub (westernised to Salah al-Din, or Saladin) Died: 4 March 1193 (aged 55-56), Damascus, Syria, Ayyubid Sultanate Reign: 1174 – 4 March 1193 as Sultan of Egypt and Syria Spouse: Ismat ad-Din Khatun Children: Al-Afdal ibn…… Continue reading Saladin

The Plantagenets Mini-Series Part I: Henry II & Richard I

Part I of the Plantagenets Mini-Series sees two of England’s greatest ever kings – Henry II, who started the Plantagenet dynasty which was to last almost 250 years, and his son Richard I, better known as Lionheart, the Crusader King.