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Holy Warriors Play Text


David Eldridge


There is one in the Kingdom of England.  Who goes by the name of Richard the Lionheart.  My waking dreams tell me he will come upon us.  He will come to these lands and make pilgrimage, conquest.


Saladin's great army have corrected a great wrong by taking Jerusalem back for Islam, after the barbaric slaughter of their people one hundred years ago.  But for Muslim and Christian alike Jerusalem is a holy city.  Across England and Outremer, nobles answer to the call to arms from Richard the Lionheart to march on Jerusalem in the third crusade and retake the Holy City from Saladin.


Holy Warriors is a tale of holy war, fraught diplomacy and revenge in the struggle for Jerusalem, taking in over a millennium of bloody conflict, as Richard the Lionheart marches east to face Saladin.


Holy Warriors premieres at Shakespeare's Globe on 19 July 2014.


Paperback edition.  95 pages.

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