The Siege of Acre (1291)

It’s the event marking the end of the Crusader States in the Near East. In this episode of Bow & Blade, Michael and Kelly talk about how the Mamluks conquered the city of Acre in 1291.

See also: Why did the Crusader States fall in 1291?

See also: Mamluks vs Crusaders

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 (
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Top Images: The Siege of Acre in 1291, as depicted in a 14th-century manuscript – Bibliothèque nationale de France. Département des Manuscrits. Français 10135 fol. 371r