"The city, overlooking the seashore...was surrounded by good walls"
It is 1291 and the Christian Crusaders are in control of the city of Acre, the last key city in the Christian Kingdom of Jerusalem.
"With these conquests the whole of Palestine was now in Muslim hands."
The Mamluks of Egypt set their sights on Acre after conquering their own turf.
"They [the Muslims] entered the city on all sides early in the morning and in very great force. "
Sultan Al-Ashraf Khalil and his army captured the city of Tripoli just two years earlier. They set out to do the same to Acre.
"The nation of the Cross has fallen, through the Turks [the Mamluks] the religion of the chosen Arab has triumphed."
The city of Acre falls to the Mumluks on May 18, 1291. The Christians suffer heavy losses and go on to lose more and more territory.
2: Cartulaire general de l'ordre des Hospitaliers, ed. Joseph Delaville le Roulx, no. 4157; translated by Edwin James King, The Knights Hospitallers in the Holy Land (London, 1931), pp. 301-2: amended by H.J. Nicholson.
1: "Cronica S. Petri Erfordiensis Moderna', ed. O. Holder-Egger, Monumenta Germaniae Historica Scriptores, 30, pp. 424-5.