Eighth Crusade (1267-1272)

The close major crusade aspired at the Holy Land, and an failure that well represents the end of the crusades. In the previous twenty years, the continuing crusader states had get progressively powerless hocks while surges of Mongol and then Mameluke conquests broomed across the area. Louis IX of France, in an attempt to restore the situation, adjudicated to go back on crusade afterward about 20 years, but lead astray by the idea that the Bey of Tunis could be changed to Christianity, he decided to land first in Tunisia, so marching across Egypt to the Holy Land. Even so, once he went far in Tunisia, it was clear that this was not the case, and he had to besiege Tunis. Louis then died in an epidemic, to be substituted by his brother Charles of Anjou, king of Sicily, and a reluctant crusader, who negotiated conditions with the Bey, who paid protection to him and France, afterwards which the crusade ceased.

Afterward the crusade was concluded, the future Edward I of England arrived, and finding the crusade across, traveled on himself to the Holy Land, where the cogent crusader fort of Krak had just been becharmed by Baibars, wherever he agitated until 1272, when the death of his beginner Henry III coerced him to return to England. The crusading epoch in the Holy Land ceased in 1291, with the fall of Acre, the last crusader bag in Palestine.


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