First Crusade

    When Alexius, governor of Constantinople send an envoy to the Vatican to ask the Pope for help building an army, he expected a large contingent of French and English Knights, and a few regiments of Barbarian auxiliaries. He didn’t expect that there at the gates of Constantinople that he would be greeted by […]

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The First Crusade. The Rabble And The Tragedy.

by Daniel Russ on December 22, 2011

  1095. Alexis Comnenus is busy. He is preparing to defend Constantinople from the hordes of mounted Arab warriors who have begun a long process of overtaking the Mediterranean. The Seljuk Turks storm out of Anatolia and all but sack Constantinople. He is defending the same city he sacked in 1081 on his way to […]

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