The siege of Lisbon (Second Crusade) 1147

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  • The Siege of Lisbon
    • Strategy
      • Take Lisbon
      • Sail to Jerusalem
      • help recapture Edessa
    • Participants
      • HRE
      • Flanders and Boulogne
      • French
        • Normandy
        • Brittany
      • Scotland
      • England
        • East Anglia
        • Kent
        • London
        • Lincolnshire
      • Alfonso
    • Motives
      • No great nobles
        • Urban elites and merchants
          • booty
          • trading oportunities
      • Veterans of a previous Lisbon attack
      • Previous crusade to East
      • Religion (Jerusalem)
        • trading privileges
    • Why?
      • in Portugal
        • occupied by 'Moors'
          • kill infidel
      • Pope did not specifically authorise
        • allowed similar  expedition
          • Iberia
        • Lisbon= a just was
        • did not replace vow to go to Jerusalem
          • Bernard changed penance rule
    • Lisbon taken late Oct 1147
      • Inhabitants starved as Crusaders surrounded Lisbon
        • Muslims surrendered
      • Stayed winter in Lisbon
        • sail to Jerusalem
          • Feb 1148

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