Muslim Defenders in Acre Offer to Surrender but Crusaders Refuse

Siege of Acre: The Muslim defenders of Acre offer to surrender to the Crusaders, but their offer is rebuffed. King Richard the Lionheart of England wants better terms from Acre before he will accept their surrender. The Crusaders have lost too much in their two-year siege of Acre to accept terms that are too favorable to Saladin and his forces.

Richard I also probably knows that the defenders of Acre are getting desperate. Holding out for better terms is thus a good strategy because he expects he'll be able to take the city soon even if they don't surrender.

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