|Louis IX departing from Aigues Mortes|
|Mediaeval port of Aigues Mortes [photo: Wikimedia]|
|The walls at Aigues Mortes [photo:Wikimedia]|
|Detail: Crusaders and a monk onboard boats [known as cogs]|
|Louis processing with the Sainte Chapelle in the background on the right|
Louis had some early success on the 7th Crusade in 1248 when he took the port of Damietta. The glaziers have shown it as a traditional mediaeval walled town with lots of little spurts of red flames to denote the sacking.
|Louis' army is on the right|
|Defeat at Mansourah|
Soon after however, Louis was soundly defeated at Mansourah and taken captive. He was ransomed after four years. Later in 1270 he went on crusade for the second time intending to attack Tunis, but died soon after landing at Carthage.