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Pope Urban II – architect of the Crusades

Meet Pope Urban II – architect of the Crusades. In 1095, His Holiness resolved to launch a new kind of war against forces in the Middle East he believed threatened Christianity. The Byzantine emperor had sent him a desperate letter…

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Lisbon – from a Muslim to a Christian city

The conquest of Lisbon in the Crusades from its Muslim rulers was achieved by diverting a huge crusader army from all over Europe

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A Pope calls for a Crusade against Islam

Pope Urban called for a crusade to defend the Byzantine empire against the Seljuk Turks who had converted to Islam and now approached Constantinople

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