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Tagged With: pilgrims

Birth of a New Religious Order: The Knights Templar

The conquest of Jerusalem in July 1099 and the founding of the crusader states of Tripoli, Antioch and Edessa connected Europe to the new Christian kingdom in the Middle East. Until the fall of Acre in 1291, Europeans flocked to the Kingdom of Jerusalem to see the very sites where Christ had walked, and to … Continue reading »

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God Wills It! God Wills It Not!

Adele heard the sound of a trumpet from across the camp. Confused and frightened, she squinted her eyes so that she could better see and understand why they would attack the Hungarian people–fellow Christians–within those walls. But all Adele could see atop of the great stone walls were clothes and arms. “These barbarians have stripped … Continue reading »

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My Name is Simon

This is a continuation from Peter the Hermit and His Army of Pilgrims. The boy laughed. “A pious girl, you are. You’d rather starve to death than commit one little act of sin, wouldn’t you?” Adele shook her head. “A starving girl who chooses not to steal is not a pious girl. She is simply … Continue reading »

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Peter the Hermit and His Army of Pilgrims

The first army that left for the Holy Land was that of Peter the Hermit’s. It wasn’t an actual army because the vast majority of his followers were peasants and laymen; many men had taken their entire families with them. Only a small minority of Peter’s following were knights, commanded by the pious knight, Walter … Continue reading »

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