This is a short three and a half page reading from the perspective of Richard the Lionhearted and his frustrations through the Third Crusade, the crusade of kings. Richard is tormented by his inability to permanently hold Jerusalem while his brother John is certainly raising a rebellion back home against him.
This reading also highlights Richard's growing respect for Saladin, and finally a worksheet is included that asks students to argue which man is more honorable...Richard or Saladin. Part of my Warriors of God series, this makes for a nice Common Core activity. Herman's Histories thanks you.