Episode #60 – How Do You Explain the First Crusade? (Part III)

In the summer of 1096 the “People’s Crusade” led by Peter the Hermit was on the cusp of flaming out spectacularly. Luckily for the Europeans this group of zealous peasants were not the only crusaders on route to the holy land. Once the nobility of Western Europe arrived on the scene the crusade was able to begin in earnest. The arrival of the so-called “Baron’s Crusade” would signal a new phase in this conflict. Visions, magical objects, and signs from God would turn this military campaign into a truly legendary event. Continue reading “Episode #60 – How Do You Explain the First Crusade? (Part III)”

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