Liberation of Nicaea May-June 1097
Part of The Medieval Crusades: Events, Life, Society, Warfare, Innovations. (see previous posts)
After the defeat of the People's Crusade at the hands of the Seljuk Turks a new batch of crusaders arrived in Constantinople. This was the 'official' response of the Pope to the Byzantine emperor's letter.
Also known as the Prince's Crusade. These crusaders were led by Frankish nobles, Godfrey of Bouillon, Bohemond I, Tancred, Raymond IV of Toulouse, Robert II of Flanders and among them, Peter the Hermit and his peasant army, who survived the massacre during the People's Crusade.