British crusaders conquered, then settled in Tortosa

In the mid12th century, English and Welsh crusaders took part in the siege and capture of the Spanish city of Tortosa. Some apparently liked the climate and decided to stay. In an article for the Journal of Medieval History, Antoni Virgili tells their story.

In his article, Angli cum multis aliis alienigenis: crusade settlers in Tortosa, Virgili traced records of twenty English and Welsh settlers who became important members of the city government.