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PostSubject: Castle of Kerak   Castle of Kerak EmptyMon Nov 03, 2008 3:44 pm

Crusader Castles

Kerak:
Castle of Oultrejordain lordship held by the Millys (1160s), including Stephanie de Milly. Held out after the Frankish defeat at Hattin (July 1187). With Montreal, castle held 40 knights.

Remains include: walled crusader town dominated by fort (Krak de Moabites) which had rooms with vaulted passages.

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