Guy of Lusignan Captured at Hattin, Then Released by Saladin

Guy of Lusignan Captured at Hattin, Then Released by Saladin

Conrad of Montferrat
Source: Wikipedia

Saladin agrees to release Guy of Lusignan, King of Jerusalem, who had been captured at the Battle of Hattin a year before and has been held in Damascus.

As a condition of his release Guy must swear an oath not to take up arms against Saladin again, but he manages to find a priest who declares the oath to an infidel invalid.

The Marquis William of Montferrat is released at the same time and will die in Tyre, the last major Christian stronghold in the Crusader states. Guy and his wife Sibylla also go to Tyre to aid in the city's defense.

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