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Constantinople – at the time of the Crusades

The sack of Constantinople by crusaders during the Fourth Crusade in 1204 was a battle of Christian against Christian

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A very ancient map of Jerusalem

What a history Jerusalem has experienced.  At the time of Christ, it was ruled by the Roman Empire and continued to be governed from Rome and then Constantinople until the year 637CE when Jerusalem surrendered to Arab, Muslim armies. At…

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The destruction of Constantinople by the crusaders – the year 1204

A Christian city destroyed by crusaders. It had resisted waves of invaders from Bulgars to Russians and the Muslim emirates. But it was brought to its knees by people it should have been able to trust. This was the betrayal…

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How did the Crusades start?

In the year 1095, Pope Urban II addressed a huge crowd at the town of Clermont in France and urged them to do something new and very exciting – to march east and fight the forces of Islam. Something terrible…

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Top baddies of the Middle Ages!

    Here they are – the TOP baddies of the Middle Ages! KING JOHN OF ENGLAND Took on the barons and lost, then made to sign Magna Carta Excommunicated by the Pope Mislaid the crown jewels in a marshy…

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A Pope calls for a Crusade against Islam

The year was 1095.  In the east, the Greek speaking Byzantine empire – inheritors of what had been left of the eastern Roman empire – had experienced a huge loss of territory to the Seljuk Turks. These nomads had swept…

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Did the Templars acquire the head of Baphomet during the Siege of Constantinople?

Did the Templars find the head of Baphomet in Constantinople and if they did, what exactly is Baphomet?

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