Triumph of a ruler who had been excommunicated by a church that wanted to see more bloodshed in the Holy Land: the taking of Jerusalem by force of treaty rather than the sword.
– James Steerforth (© 2012)
Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II of Hohenstaufen (1194-1250) drove the absurdity of the crusades ad absurdum by making a deal with the ruler of Egypt rather than shedding Christian and Muslim blood. Clever man.
The challenge at Trifecta was to write about triumph in 33 to 333 words.