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The Siege of Lisbon (1147)

One of the major actions of the Second Crusade took place far from the Holy Land, at the western edge of Europe. In this episode of Bow and Blade, Michael and Kelly talk about the Siege of Lisbon in 1147.

Bow and Blade is hosted by Kelly DeVries and Michael Livingston.

Kelly DeVries is a Professor at Loyola University in Maryland and Honorary Historical Consultant at the Royal Armouries. You can learn more about Kelly on his university webpage.


Michael Livingston teaches at The Citadel and is the author of numerous books on medieval history as well as fiction novels. You can learn more about Michael on his website, or follow him on Twitter @medievalguy

Music: “Battle of the Creek” by Alexander Nakarada (
Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License


Top Image: 19th-century depiction of the Siege of Libson, by
Pereira Cão (1841–1921)