Henry II and Philip II Agree to Launch the Third Crusade

Henry II and Philip II Agree to Launch the Third Crusade

Crusader States after the Third Cruade
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Henry II Plantagenet of England and Philip II of France meet in France to listen to Archbishop of Tyre Josias describe the loss of Jerusalem and most of the Crusader positions in the Holy Land. They agree to take up the cross and participate in a military expedition against Saladin.

The two kings also decide to impose a special tithe, known as the "Saladin Tithe," to help fund the Third Crusade. This tax amounts to one tenth of a person's income over a three year period; only those who participate in the Crusade will be exempt - a great recruiting tool.

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