Selected Illustrations from
Histoire d'Outremer
by William of Tyre
Guilelmus Tyrensis Guilelmi Tyrii Historia rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum
Kingdom of Jerusalem, 1290-1291AD
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana manuscript Plut.61.10



33r Crusaders Besiege Nicaea (June 1097)



42r Baudoyn beseiges Antioch



51r Attack on Antioch



60r Massacre in Antioch



138v Baudoyn returns from captivity



162v Antioch besieged



292r Naval attack on a fortress



336v Sailing from Antioch


Source: Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana manuscript Plut.61.10



Referenced as figure 743 in Arms and Armour of the Crusading Era, 1050-1350, Western Europe and the Crusader States by David Nicolle
743A-E History of Outremer. Kingdom of Jerusalem, 1290-1
(Biblioteca Laurenziana, Ms. Plu. LXI. 10, Florence, Italy)

A - Crusader crossbowman. f.162v; B - Crusader massacre Muslims of Antioch f.61; C - Crusaders besiege Antioch. f.42r; D - Crusaders attack Acre by sea, f.63 [292r]; E - Crusaders attack Nicea [sic], f.33. No flat-topped great helms are seen in this manuscript, only a very round-topped version (B) - Most troops wear chapel-de-fer war-hats, which would presumably have been more suited to the climate (C and E), or mail coifs alone (D). Shields are mostly oval (B) or round (C and D), with a few flat-topped triangular ones attached to the side of a galley (D). Mail is the only other armour shown but crossbows are common (D and E) with two clear pictures of loading hooks hung from a belt (A and E). An axe is used to undermine a fortress (E), while a solitary archer takes part in naval warfare (D). This manuscript also includes a very clear illustration of a counterweight trebuchet (C).



Other Histoire d'Outremer manuscript illustrations:
Histoire d'Outremer Northern France, between 1232 and 1261
Histoire d'Outremer by William of Tyre, Saint-Jean-d'Acre, Saltykov-Shchredin Ms. Fr. fol.v.IV.5, St Petersburg, 1280
European & Islamic Arms and Armour in Histoire d'Outremer by William of Tyre, 1280AD
Histoire d'Outremer by William of Tyre - French translation with continuation until 1275, c.1287, Boulogne-sur-mer BM - Ms 142
Histoire d'Outremer by William of Tyre, Saint-Jean-d'Acre, Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem, late 13th century
Histoire d'Outremer by William of Tyre, Picardy, 1295-1300, Walters Art Museum Ms. W.137



Other 13th century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
Index of Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers