Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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De expugnatione Lyxbonensi
(381 words)

Unknown author; probably Raol, a Norman-French priest

Date of Birth: Unknown

Place of Birth: Unknown; possibly Normandy

Date of Death: Unknown; latter part of the 12th century

Place of Death: Unknown


Raol was a Norman-French priest who wrote an account of the northern European crusading expedition that helped King Afonso I Henriques of Portugal (1128-85) conquer the city of Lisbon in October 1147. Th…

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Phillips, Jonathan P., “De expugnatione Lyxbonensi”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2010

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