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.
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|Chess Board Included?||The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately|
|Manufacturer||Studio Anne Carlton|
|Fitted Coffer Compatible?||Will Not Fit In Any Coffer|
|King Height||5.255.0'' 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|
|Median Set Weight||59.4 oz (1.68 kg)|
|Total Number of Pieces||32 Chess Pieces|