Saladin & the 3rd Crusade - Siege of Jerusalem - Extra History - #2

A king does not kill kings. After the battle at Hattin, Saladin had dealt a grievous blow to the Crusader states. Important figures captured, and the majority of Guy's forces had been decimated at the Horns of Hattin. But there was another place that was vital for Saladin to take to keep his uneasy alliance strong. Jerusalem, a city of holy sites for the Abrahamic faiths, had been occupied for 80 years. Now it was time to take it back.

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  1. Umid Azimi

    Umid Azimi

    14 minuten geleden

    *3rd holiness. Medina is the 2nd.

  2. Kwisatz Haderach

    Kwisatz Haderach

    4 uur geleden

    Jerusalem is the third holiest city in Islam, not second.

  3. Praneet Liŋəmʌllu

    Praneet Liŋəmʌllu

    18 uur geleden

    I'm just happy that Genghis Khan's army would soon kill all these hypocitical nobles

  4. vampman87


    19 uur geleden

    In the Dante's Inferno movie, Dante meets Saladin in Limbo and Saladin, not speaking, just stares at Dante, which gives Dante flashbacks of all the cruelty he unleashed as a Crusader under the delusion that, since a priest promised all of his future sins were absolved by joining the crusade, he could basically do whatever he wanted. Saladin's judgmental eyes freaked Dante out so much that he decided to move on to the second circle rather than stay in the relatively safe Limbo.

  5. F A

    F A

    Dag geleden

    Third holiest city in Islam.

  6. Umm3 Berries

    Umm3 Berries

    Dag geleden

    Ummmm jeruselam is the 3rd holiest city in Islam after Mecca and medina

  7. Eric Kozlowski

    Eric Kozlowski

    Dag geleden

    Oh yes... good time for a reminder that Islamists are the biggest slavers in the history of the planet by far than any other, well ANYONE.

    • Eric Kozlowski

      Eric Kozlowski

      Dag geleden

      @Shahrukh Khan: Right, nice argument, by the way.

    • Shahrukh Khan

      Shahrukh Khan

      Dag geleden

      No.Europeans are.

  8. Eric Kozlowski

    Eric Kozlowski

    Dag geleden

    Interesting how Muslims are still on the same page throughout history.

  9. Haroun Khelifi

    Haroun Khelifi

    2 dagen geleden

    You made mistakes regarding Al-Aqsa Mosque. "Al-Aqsa Mosque" in the video is "Al-Qibli Mosque". And Al-Qibli Mosque and the Dome Of The Rock are parts of Al-Aqsa Mosque. Al-Aqsa Mosque and its precincts cover 14.4 hectares.

  10. Paul Bacher

    Paul Bacher

    2 dagen geleden

    I love the fact that the pope just peaced out like that 😂

  11. KRani Studio

    KRani Studio

    2 dagen geleden

    1:35 Muslims: We do not believe in cross but let's have a fun

  12. Fawad Alam

    Fawad Alam

    2 dagen geleden

    Jerusalem is the 3rd holiest city in islam after Mecca (1) Medina (2)

  13. romy devien

    romy devien

    2 dagen geleden

    crusades were really stubborn they never learned😅 saladin made a truce with them and even treated the captives of crusades very well comparing to what crusades did in return when they conquered Jerusalem they killed muslims and tortured them women and children soldiers and citizens all got slaughtered....

  14. Deus54 65

    Deus54 65

    2 dagen geleden

    7:09 What is Jerusalem's worth?

  15. AzureinkVI


    2 dagen geleden

    I watched the movie Kingdom of Heaven too.

  16. ferretyluv


    2 dagen geleden

    Wait, 2nd most? I thought Medina is the second most important site in Islam.

  17. Vik Ing

    Vik Ing

    3 dagen geleden

    A time of giants.

  18. Cephalon Bob

    Cephalon Bob

    3 dagen geleden

    It’s pretty funny how humans spill so much blood for some pointless cause called religion

  19. Stebles


    3 dagen geleden

    LETS GO 4th OF JULY 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  20. Борис Христов

    Борис Христов

    3 dagen geleden

    Siege, tunneling, muslims... sounds familiar 🤔

  21. Basem Tawfek

    Basem Tawfek

    3 dagen geleden

    0:53 Really!? Convert or die?!! What is the source of this information???!!!

  22. M S

    M S

    3 dagen geleden


  23. Muchen Tuchen

    Muchen Tuchen

    3 dagen geleden

    Saladin killed Raymond because he was a good christian and denied to convert to islam. Such was saladin's brutality.

    • Muchen Tuchen

      Muchen Tuchen

      13 uur geleden

      @Shahrukh Khan as if muslims Don’t commit any sins? He was killed because raymond denied to convert. And he didn’t kill gee because he was the king of Jerusalem. His captivity would ensure saladin's upper hand in the bargain with the crusader states.

    • Shahrukh Khan

      Shahrukh Khan

      Dag geleden

      No.He was killed for another reason he did not do that to gee Raynold's choice was given cause becoming muslim means all sins are forgiven in islam

  24. Omkar Chakraborty

    Omkar Chakraborty

    3 dagen geleden

    Archbishop of Tyre: Pls do something boss. They probably capture Jerusalem now. Pope Urban III: I have decided that I want to die

  25. azhar shaikh

    azhar shaikh

    3 dagen geleden

    3:10 3rd city

  26. IHateMotionBlur _

    IHateMotionBlur _

    3 dagen geleden

    saladdin sounds like a chad

  27. Joshua Sim

    Joshua Sim

    3 dagen geleden

    Kingdom of heaven anyone?

  28. Aiden Woodfork

    Aiden Woodfork

    4 dagen geleden

    King do not kill kings William III and Mary the II: Okay Louis the Pious killing Bernard, King of the Lombards: What

  29. Othonn Menezes

    Othonn Menezes

    4 dagen geleden

    Any patreons Reading this, please recommend Brazilian history...

  30. Kai Gradin

    Kai Gradin

    4 dagen geleden

    I would really like a video of Rus principalities but all your videos are awesome! Keep going you guys are awesome!

  31. Sapien


    4 dagen geleden

    How did Saladin reach Balians family?

  32. Adane Ghebremeskel

    Adane Ghebremeskel

    4 dagen geleden

    Can you make a series of the Solomonic dynasty please. :)

  33. Cossato


    4 dagen geleden

    2020 sucked, and in 2021 we have to hear again about Jerusalem's fall

  34. Cowta Playz

    Cowta Playz

    4 dagen geleden

    Ahmed Ziad Turk, we see you

  35. R U 1 2

    R U 1 2

    5 dagen geleden

    Too cartoonish, I'm out.

  36. Mahmood Dallasheh

    Mahmood Dallasheh

    5 dagen geleden

    The guy who played the rule of saladin AND ibn battuta, deserve an oscar

  37. tom cruise

    tom cruise

    5 dagen geleden

    Make videos on shivaji maharaj

  38. Dima Yarzhembovsky

    Dima Yarzhembovsky

    5 dagen geleden

    Studying history by watching cartoons... wow. I could provide a list of primary sources if I had the slightest hope anyone would care to read (

  39. Ashkan Kiani

    Ashkan Kiani

    5 dagen geleden

    Duuude! Depicting cartoon of prophet Ibrahim and Ismail... Soooo not cool by Muslims! Careful bro!

    • romy devien

      romy devien

      2 dagen geleden

      Is this channel muslim? Who are u talking to😅

  40. Jonathan Patrick

    Jonathan Patrick

    5 dagen geleden

    Let them hear your roar Richard!!

  41. Elizabeththegreatest


    6 dagen geleden

    But they do kill morons!

    • shit hole India

      shit hole India

      3 dagen geleden

      @Elizabeththegreatest ops sorry I did not understand because of i can't speak English that well. Sorry again

    • Elizabeththegreatest


      4 dagen geleden

      By the way, those were compliments

    • shit hole India

      shit hole India

      4 dagen geleden

      @Elizabeththegreatest we are Muslims, unlike you we respect our enemies

    • Elizabeththegreatest


      6 dagen geleden

      Who threaten to kill their sisters and dis their religion!

  42. Chris Nissyreos

    Chris Nissyreos

    6 dagen geleden

    This year its the 200 year anniversary from the greek revolution. I hope you can make something about that

  43. Adel Annapolis

    Adel Annapolis

    6 dagen geleden

    but by sparing guy's life, he made the biggest mistake in his life you'll see in the third crusade .. the fall of acre

  44. Mordechai Lis

    Mordechai Lis

    6 dagen geleden

    I don't believe the dome was gilded Gold at the time. That happened in the 20th century (it's actually an interesting story that involves political posturing and religious justifications for different political factions in the Late and Post Ottoman Levant, such as the Hajj Amin al-Hussaini) Also, Jerusalem to most Muslims is considered the third holiest site, not the second, though as there are many Muslim sects and ideology is not necessarily consistent throughout time, this comes with caveats. The term Palestine at the time is also anachronistic and was not in widespread use by the Muslims in the region at the time. Normally I don't think that would matter much though with contemporary feelings being charged around terms for these areas I think it's important to be clear.

  45. wakwakwakc


    6 dagen geleden

    what if you did a video on a character that had his hand cut off you cant really show blood spurting out of his arm

  46. Adi Yusuf

    Adi Yusuf

    6 dagen geleden

    Age of empires II Saladin campaign. The lion and the Demon.

  47. Saifullah Habid

    Saifullah Habid

    6 dagen geleden

    Ngl I half expected anti-Islamic propaganda in the comments Nice

  48. gejyspa


    6 dagen geleden

    5:08 why do you show "Tripoli' as being roughly where Beirut is, in the north, instead of about 1300 miles west in northern Africa? Did you confuse Libya with Lebanon?

    • Nawar El Sabaa

      Nawar El Sabaa

      3 dagen geleden

      @gejyspa you are most welcome!

    • gejyspa


      3 dagen geleden

      @Nawar El Sabaa No, I truly did not know that! Thanks for that information! I am always happy to learn new things and be corrected when I am misinformed.

    • Nawar El Sabaa

      Nawar El Sabaa

      3 dagen geleden

      I'm not sure if you're joking, but in case you weren't: There are two Tripolis. One in Lebanon and one in Libya. With both cities being in Arabic speaking countries, it's common to add "of the east" or "of the west" to "Tripoli" in Arabic to distinguish them when the context doesn't provide enough clarity as to which is meant.

  49. Tristan Banks

    Tristan Banks

    7 dagen geleden

    The middle east will get a salah el din again one day and Western supremacy will end. 88 years is older than the current occupation. The crusaders didn't have nuclear weapons though...

  50. Al To

    Al To

    7 dagen geleden

    Buen video, si por mi fuera se pararía Israel convirtiéndolo en una isla del mediterráneo, donde su borde geográfico se vuelve un río de mar mediterráneo de al menos 10m o 20 de ancho y como 50m de profundidad con diseño futurista de planetas oceánicos donde hacen zanjas y curvas para hacer válvulas como tesla pero de fluir mejor con poca energía y marea, para que ya nadie se pele por la isla y sólo libre acceso sin armas ni explosivos a quien quiera, de todos modos conviene más sea una isla que se expande al interior del mar mediterráneo y que se vuelva ciudad futurista pacífica que estarse peleando por nada y a cambio en el futuro un planeta para los países de medio Oriente o según quieran, un planeta chiita, otro de musulmán etc etc y luego según país, dejaran de pelearse por milenios mínimo igual Israel un planeta judío pero al otro de esta galaxia y no se verán ni se tocarán judíos y musulmanes por eones al menos, pero sugerencia.

  51. Matan Vujović

    Matan Vujović

    7 dagen geleden

    EXTRA HISSTORY IS BEST!!!!!! P.S. I have that in school, but I already knew it .

  52. Nies Sin

    Nies Sin

    7 dagen geleden

    When he conquered the Jerusalem many christian was leaving the kingdom and Saladin ask his soldier collected some of money from rich and later will donate it to the poor christian that were kicked out.

  53. elon musk

    elon musk

    7 dagen geleden

    Day 1 of asking: morant bay rebellion

  54. Mushfiqur Rahman

    Mushfiqur Rahman

    7 dagen geleden

    5:33 "Because that's what *kings* do."

  55. Aniruddh XD 2K20

    Aniruddh XD 2K20

    7 dagen geleden

    Respect to Saladin for his merciful acts dude

  56. accquizzer


    7 dagen geleden

    But hey, why let a pope's heart attack get in the way of a good crusade? ;)

  57. Astranix 01

    Astranix 01

    7 dagen geleden

    I wish the Winged Hussars arrived in Jerusalem.

  58. Dr Rubaba

    Dr Rubaba

    7 dagen geleden

    Saladin's Greatest Foe... And Freind

  59. SL anime

    SL anime

    7 dagen geleden

    What will say on my language: lele majko

  60. Алексей Билык

    Алексей Билык

    7 dagen geleden

    Кто пришёл сюда от Мудреныча?!

  61. Muhammad Bilal Khan

    Muhammad Bilal Khan

    7 dagen geleden

    There story told here, I don't know if true or not. after the fall of Jerusalem to the Crusaders there was a sense in the Muslim world (although busy in infighting) to liberate the city. The story goes that the crusaders destroyed the items in the Aqsa Mosque including the Pulpit (the seat for the Imam). A carpenter in Aleppo, made a very beautiful pulpit, decorated it with gems but would not sell it. "I made it for Aqsa", he used to say. When people replied that the Aqsa is under occupation, why don't you first go and free the city. He replied, "I am a carpenter, I am good at it. I will do what I am good at. Let the warriors do what they are good at."

  62. Ali Nafisi

    Ali Nafisi

    7 dagen geleden

    Such a difference between when Muslims captured the holy city and when the Europeans did.

    • Poop Poop

      Poop Poop

      6 dagen geleden

      Christians not Europeans

  63. Roderick van Noorloos

    Roderick van Noorloos

    7 dagen geleden

    No rapid fire trebuchets used by Saladin during the siege of Jerusalem? Has Hollywood lied to me?! Say it isn't so!!

  64. F Mc

    F Mc

    7 dagen geleden

    Saladin is so overrated - I think the biggest player was Sultan Baibars, he drove out both the Crusaders and the Mongols but he was a bit controversial (as was medieval politics)

  65. براہمداغ


    7 dagen geleden

    Saladin was on bad strategic decision galore after Hattin. His leniency toward the crusaders gave them precious time and forces to reconsolidate, and remaining a nuisance in future centuries.

  66. What'a'nerd


    7 dagen geleden

    wow, praying seemed to help the catholics a whole bunch! ...or not at all... Its almost as if god doesn't exist. :x As a final nail in the coffin, the Pope just died outa nowhere. Goes to show what happens when we put our faith in gods...

  67. Mohammed Aljendi

    Mohammed Aljendi

    8 dagen geleden

    It's not Jerusalem it's palatine

  68. adiv liebstein

    adiv liebstein

    8 dagen geleden

    Jerusalem is third most important behind meca and medina

  69. michael howell

    michael howell

    8 dagen geleden

    I've really been hoping that you guys would cover this. Thanks a ton.

  70. SwedishSenpai


    8 dagen geleden

    Hello After your done with the siege of Jerusalem Can you do The history of Tibet it’s overshadowed by bigger empires and i just wanted to see Tibet get some shine

  71. danou de liser de morsain

    danou de liser de morsain

    8 dagen geleden

    how the hell did they get greek fire wich would be impossible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  72. Shunyuan Liang

    Shunyuan Liang

    8 dagen geleden

    So the pope in essence did a "Rage Quit" that transcended humanity huh?

  73. Daniel Hale

    Daniel Hale

    8 dagen geleden

    It's astonishing that the crusader states lasted as long as they did, crapping themselves and tripping over their own feet the whole way. The first crusade succeeded by fluke and good timing, more because their opponent was politically weak and fractured at the time, plus they managed some wins by luck and crazy fervor. On settling down to govern, every time they'd manage to broker a peace and start being good neighbors, a fresh crop of extremists would show up, be angry that they were making peace with "the enemy", and rile up the neighborhood again. It's astonishing they held together for even a few years under these conditions, and once the Muslims finally coalesced under Saladin, it was just a matter of *when* it would be over.

  74. Ronan Pangrazzi

    Ronan Pangrazzi

    8 dagen geleden

    “Kings do not kill kings” That sure is some class solidarity

  75. Wassim Zoghaib

    Wassim Zoghaib

    8 dagen geleden

    I really love your videos and series. I suggest adding to your content something less orthodox, such as a series about Casanova. It fits well with your views of history. It also may be one of your most popular series, even though no one asked for it.

  76. Nytdiir The Reader

    Nytdiir The Reader

    8 dagen geleden

    Don't forget to mention how Richard the Lionheart forever shamed his name by killing 3000 civilian prisoners because he had only received half his enormous ransom, the other half to be paid at the final exchange.

  77. fightingblindly


    8 dagen geleden

    Come on guys Pope Urban died of a heart attack before receiving the news.

  78. fightingblindly


    8 dagen geleden

    A tax... a discriminatory tax paid by non-muslims.

    • Ifat H

      Ifat H

      7 dagen geleden

      It's tax that everyone pays. The only things that is different is the name . And you really talking as Christians medieval kingdom didn't have any tax

  79. S Q

    S Q

    8 dagen geleden

    "Kings do not kill Kings" What a noble principle!

  80. DelPlata


    8 dagen geleden

    Christians after the recapture: WE WANT PART THREE WE WANT THE FULL TRILOGY!

  81. Ibrahim ElGarhy

    Ibrahim ElGarhy

    8 dagen geleden

    The dome of the rock was built by Umayyad caliph ʿAbd al-Malik ibn Marwān in the late 7th century CE (waay after The prophet (PBUH) died) . Whats more important to muslims is Al-Aqsa mosque (which includes all whats in the walls, not just the grey mosque).

  82. Aryeh Baruch

    Aryeh Baruch

    8 dagen geleden

    I thought Mecca and Medina held the top two holiest spots?

  83. Djordje Djordjevic

    Djordje Djordjevic

    8 dagen geleden

    I hope that Barbarosas meeting with the Serbian prince will be mentioned

  84. Lizy Cole

    Lizy Cole

    8 dagen geleden

    The world today needs leaders like Saladin: just, merciful, and honest

    • Moataz Goubarah

      Moataz Goubarah

      10 uur geleden

      We Muslims pray every day for a leader like Saladin to emerge and lead us to defeat the 21st century crusades and bring back justice , mercy and compassion to the world.

  85. Andrew Brammer

    Andrew Brammer

    8 dagen geleden

    I enjoy the actor who portrayed Saladin in Kingdom of Heaven.

  86. Игорь Железняк

    Игорь Железняк

    8 dagen geleden

    Make a vidos about settling siberia

  87. Omar Asis

    Omar Asis

    8 dagen geleden

    Note that Saladin payed for the poor crusaders fee to leave when the rich crusaders payed only for themselves.

  88. Omar Asis

    Omar Asis

    8 dagen geleden

    Balian of Ibelien the liar and untrustworthy

  89. Manuel Cordero Iniesta

    Manuel Cordero Iniesta

    8 dagen geleden

    I must point out that human images aren't forbidden in Islam, tho there are many Muslim scholars who disincourage them.

  90. Basit Shah

    Basit Shah

    8 dagen geleden

    Saladin really REALLY wanted to kill Raynald, but even when he was full of anger, he had to give Raynald one last chance to save his soul and revert to Islam, as per Islamic code regarding prisoners. And as soon as Raynald refused to revert to Islam, Saladin took his head off, because he knew that if Raynald reverted to Islam, all his past sins would be forgiven by Allah and he would not be harmed.

  91. Ahmad Abbassi

    Ahmad Abbassi

    8 dagen geleden

    "Kings do not kill kings" Who kills them then??

  92. phoeniximperator


    8 dagen geleden

    so Saladin managed to kill the pope with sheer will power

  93. Kevin Chong

    Kevin Chong

    8 dagen geleden

    Kings don’t kill kings... but queens however

  94. Hesham Alfahad

    Hesham Alfahad

    8 dagen geleden

    Two Corrections: 1. Al Aqsa (Jerusalem) is the third holiest site in Islam After Mecca and Madina 2. Prophet Abraham was ordered to kill his son Ismael in Mecca not in Jerusalem. Peace to all of you

  95. skizzik121


    8 dagen geleden

    "Kings do not kill Kings" Best flex

  96. AJuicyPlum


    8 dagen geleden

    This video is misleading. saladin didnt destroy the crusader states, they did that to themselves. he conquered jerusalem not by his own ability but by the lack of ability on his opponents side. Saladin was a very inept general in his own right and he lost almost every engagement he had with the crusaders. His army comprised primarily of cavalry archers whose weaponry wasnt capable of inflicting significant damage against the armor of the european knights nor was his employment of steppe tactics, primarily feigned retreats very successful against the disciplined soldiers he versed. His victory at hattin only came because guy was a fool, both as a king and a commander and he walked his army into a position he couldnt win and couldnt retreat from. his most competent vassals warned him against pursuing saladins host and he decided to completely ignore them. The crusaders had to shoot themselves in the foot for saladin to beat them. Also the remaining members of the knights templar (or hospitaller) who were still defending Jerusalem when it fell, brought the roof of their headquarters down on their heads as a form of suicide after the peace they negotiated with saladin (to allow themselves and all the women accompanying them safe passage to the coast) was broken by saladins troops who immediately began fighting eachother for which of the women would become whose slaves. The knights killed the soldiers who had entered the place to accept the surrender, barred the doors and undermined the foundations of the building. So to that end saladin didnt uphold all of his treaties.

  97. XerosXIII


    8 dagen geleden

    you mean Legolas isnt real?

  98. Chris Cunningham

    Chris Cunningham

    8 dagen geleden

    Why don't you guys talk about LoZ BoTW and all of it's unique design choices that lead to its success? Edit: sorry about wrong place, but comments usually only get read by channel creators on videos less than a week old.

  99. D. Barrier

    D. Barrier

    9 dagen geleden

    You should do a video on war poetry (especially during World War 1)

  100. Rose Hites

    Rose Hites

    9 dagen geleden

    Been watching for like 2 years,keeps getting better and better. Also,why are u not in my recommended section much?