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The Crusades Chess Set
The Crusades Chess Set
The Crusades Antiqued Chess Set
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This is a magnificent chess set which epitomizes the struggles for domination between Christians and Muslims. This conflict has continued intermittently for over a thousand years, but it is the period between 1095 and 1292 which has captured our imagination because of the exploits of the Crusader knights.

Skillfully hand decorated, these pieces represent the Christian side led by King Richard I of England, known as Richard the Lionheart, in combat with the Muslim armies led by Saladin. This chess set concentrates particularly on the Third great Crusade led by King Richard I of England, who in 1189 joined King Philip II of France in an effort to recapture the holy city of Jerusalem. King Richard, with 8000 troops, seized Cyprus and some cities on the Palestinian coast, but ultimately failed to dislodge the Muslim leader, Saladin, from Jerusalem.

ALL STUDIO ANNE CARLTON CHESSMEN ARE MADE FROM POLYRESIN, WHICH IS A CRUSHED STONE COMPOSITE. IT HAS THE LOOK, FEEL AND WEIGHT OF STONE, BUT THE DURABILITY OF A PLASTIC, MAKING IT THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS.

BOARD NOT INCLUDED.
Specifications
Chess Board Included? The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately.
Material(s) Polyresin - Crushed Stone Resin that offers the feel and weighted of solid stone, but with the durability of plastic
Manufacturer Studio Anne Carlton
King Height: 5.0" inch / 12.7 cm
King Base Diameter: 1.3" inch / 3.30 cm
Recommended Chess Board Size: 2.5" inch / 6.4 cm
Basepad Material Billiard Cloth
Total Set Weight 59.4 oz (1.68 kg)
Total Number of Chess Pieces 32 Pieces