The Sultan and the Saint
Special | 53m 41s
Explore how Saint Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt risked it all to end the Crusades. A simple Christian friar and a mighty Muslim leader met on a bloody battlefield 800 years ago. What happened next changed world history.
Expired: 01/16/18Video has closed captioning.
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Saint Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt risked it all to end the Crusades.