The First Crusade

Discusses this Christian Crusade in 1095 and its main focus to reclaim the Holy Land.

Marching under a proclamation by Pope Urban II, Christians marched in the year 1095 from Western Europe to Jerusalem to reclaim the Holy Land, then under Muslim control. This became known in history as the First Crusade. Several more were to follow, including the infamous Children’s Crusade in the year 1212, in which most of the children perished long before reaching the Holy Land, or were sold into slavery after being captured. Our focus will be solely on the First Crusade, its success (or lack of it) and how it was conducted, by whom, etc.