Was able to take Arsuf and Caesarea in 1101 and Acre in 1104.
Richard stayed in the Holy Land for another year, during which he won a battle at Arsuf and refortified Jaffa.
In 1265 fell Caesarea and Arsuf; in 1268 Antioch was taken, and the principality of Bohemund and Tancred ceased to exist.
He won a brilliant victory over the forces of Saladin at Arsuf (1191), and twice led the Christian host within a few miles of Jerusalem.
Arsuf and Caesarea were captured in 1101; Acre in 1104; Beirut and Sidon in I I Io (the latter with the aid of the Venetians and Norwegians).
At Arsuf or Joppa - neither of them far from Lydda - Perseus had slain the sea-monster that threatened the virgin Andromeda, and George, like many another Christian saint, entered into the inheritance of veneration previously enjoyed by a pagan hero.'
At Arsuf the Christians fought coherently; here the battle began with a disjointed combat between the Templars and Saladin's right wing.
ARSUF, a town on the coast of Palestine, 12 m.
Near Arsuf the road entered a defile between the sea and a wooded range of hills; and from the latter the whole Moslem army suddenly burst forth.