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The Siege of Antioch

Gustave Döre, artist. While Bóhemund engineered the delivery of the city by a tower commander, a small contingent of his men actually scaled the wall and secured control of a postern gate that lead to the fall of everything save the citadel. The following day the army of Abbasid commander Kerbogha invested the city. Facing starvation and a promise of no quarter, Bóhemund threw his threadbare force against the Muslims on 28 Jun 1098. Kerbodha dithered. When he finally brought up his main force its cohesion was shattered by the flight of the troops stationed just beyond the gates. The Christians would hold Antioch until it was sacked by the Mamluk sultan, Baybars, in 1268.


Owner/SourceGustave Döre, artist. Public domain.
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Linked toBohémond I of Apulia, Prince of Antioch (Military)

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