Source: Web The Crusades seem to be provoke many (mostly non believers with an existing dislike for Catholicism) to anger. Whenever there is unrest with fundamentalism in the Islamic world from groups such as Isis, westerners are always quick to remind Christians that Crusaders done many terrible things to Muslims in the name of Christ. … Continue reading Should Catholics Be Embarrassed By The Crusades?
Source: Web Gouffier of Lastours was a Crusading knight from France who took part in the first Crusade. He helped in the siege of Antioch and took Jerusalem in 1099, driving the Muslims back into the tower of David where they ultimately surrendered. During the course of his stay, it is said he rescued a … Continue reading How The Crusader Tamed The Lion
Source: web Departure for the Crusades included many varied ceremonies in and around western Europe. From receiving Crosses, scrips and staffs to wild going away parties for the more wealthy Lords and landowners, others were quite stoical in nature. They took place behind closed doors without anyone taking notice. One such person was an Irishman … Continue reading The Irish Gaelic Poet Who Went On The Fifth Crusade