Saladin and Richard the Lionheart's legendary conflicts in Jerusalem have come to represent The Crusades. However, Saladin's philosophies, tactics, and actions would live on for centuries after this Holy War ended. The Muslim warrior's legacy of mercy and honor inspired the medieval code of European chivalry, but what exactly inspired Saladin? Through the accounts and diaries of his closest advisers, we uncover the mysteries of the compassionate sultan and reveal new discoveries about his remarkable relationship with Richard I.
Air Date: May 16, 2012