History Revealed

The Children’s Crusade

WHAT WAS THE CHILDREN’S CRUSADE?

The Children’s Crusade is said to have been a failed popular (meaning not sanctioned by the Pope) crusade of 1212, mainly made up of children, with the intent of taking back Jerusalem. It is said to have been inspired by the crusades of Western European Christians to reclaim the Holy Land between the 11th and 13th centuries. The tale of the Children’s Crusade is one that is caught between fact and fiction, though. There are few first-hand sources to attest to this particular crusade, and those we do have may have been written well after the event or embellished.

WHAT WERE THE CRUSADES?

Between 1096 and 1291, there were a number of attempts by European Christians to reclaim the city of Jerusalem

Stai leggendo un'anteprima, registrati per continuare a leggere.

Altro da History Revealed

History Revealed2 min lettiInternational Relations
Could The Romanovs Have Been Saved?
Europe looked on in horror as the Romanov dynasty collapsed in 1917 – not since the execution of Louis XVI during the French Revolution had a monarchy crumbled so dramatically. But could anyone have done anything to save them? Before the outbreak of
History Revealed1 min letti
Did You Know?
Following the battle of Hastings, William the Conqueror set about building castles all over England to help secure his new throne. From only a handful before the Conquest, there were at least 500 castles by the time of his death in 1087. ■
History Revealed2 min letti
Things We Learned This Month....
The addition of carved facial hair on a Celtic figure could be indicative of hair trends in the 1st century AD. The tiny Celtic statue, found during a dig at a late Iron Age settlement on the National Trust’s Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire, boasts