A comprehensive history of the crusades and of the people who played a major role in these wars for the Holy Land.
About Crusades and Crusaders:
The crusades were one of the most significant and, in a way, transformative events in Medieval Europe. From the time Pope Urban II preached the crusade in late November of 1095, until the fall of Acre in 1291, hundreds of thousands of men, women and children made the perilous journey east to aid in the liberation of Jerusalem–the Holy Land–from the Muslims. Pilgrims, knights, men-at-arms, priests, bishops and Lords suffered intense heat, cold, starvation and died as a result. Many more died at the hands of Turkish raiders.
Why, one must ask, did these people venture into unknown territory, knowing all too well the danger that lay ahead? The answer is simple: they believed that their efforts to liberate Jerusalem from the Muslims would earn them eternal salvation as promised by Pope Urban himself.
This blog will also chronicle the crusades in Spain, the Baltics, as well as post-thirteenth century crusades.
The purpose of this blog is to provide you, the reader, with information that is engaging, informative, and educational; information that is also well researched.
Deanna dedicates this blog to her late grandparents, Longin and Mildred Reich. Your legacy will live on!
About the Author
Deanna Proach holds a Bachelor Degree in History from the University of Northern British Columbia. Ever since she saw the film, Kingdom of Heaven one evening on campus at the end of the Fall semester of 2005, she yearned to learn more about the Crusades. Though, it wasn’t until late October 2012 that she launched this blog. She is also writing a novel that is set during the Crusades, titled God’s Kingdom.
You can reach out to her at email@example.com.