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1147

English Crusaders persuaded to help king D. Afonso Henriques in the conquest of Lisbon

English Crusaders who had embarked at Dartmouth on their way to what was later known as the 2nd Crusade, were persuaded by the Bishop of Oporto to help the young Portuguese King D. Afonso Henriques in the conquest of Lisbon from the Moors.  The only extensive account of the siege and conquest is a letter by an English priest, Fr. Osbern.

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