Second Battle of Ramla: Crushing Defeat Handed to Crusaders by Egyptian Army Hot

Second Battle of Ramla: Crushing Defeat Handed to Crusaders by Egyptian Army

Second Battle of Ramla
Source: Wikipedia

Second Battle of Ramla: Thinking that he would only be facing an Egyptian scouting party, Baldwin I of Jerusalem rides out with Stephen of Blois and Stephen of Burgundy.

This time, though, they are facing a massive Egyptian army, twice the size of the previous one they successfully fought.

They can't sneak away because they're quickly seen. They can't run because cavalry moves immediately to block them. So the only thing left for them to do is to simply charge right into the middle of the main Egyptian forces.

With a only 500 knights or so, the Christian Crusaders have no chance of being victorious again. Most are killed, but a few escape including Baldwin, who manages to reach Arsulf.

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