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Tagged With: the crusades

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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Setting up the Kingdom of Jerusalem

After they took the Holy City, the crusaders wept and gave thanks to God for their victory. They couldn’t wait to tell their pope the ‘good news’. But news of Jerusalem’s capture never reached Pope Urban II. He died at the end of July; less than one month after Jerusalem fell to the crusaders. The … Continue reading »

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Knights Templar: Myths Shattered!

  Recently Crusades and Crusaders has partnered with Real Crusades History (a YouTube series hosted by J Stephen Roberts) to create the Real Crusades History (RCH) Talk Show aka Podcast. Our debut — which aired 12 December 2014 — examined the myths that still surround the Knights Templar today, or I should say we ‘re-examined’ … Continue reading »

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Map of Palestine During The Time of The Crusades

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The Crusades: Why They Happened

Welcome to Crusades and Crusaders! I’ve wanted for so long to travel to the Middle East and visit all the great castles built by the Crusaders in the 12th century, particularly the Crac des Chevaliers. The Crac des Chevaliers, a mighty fortress built by the Knights Hospitaller between 1142 until 1272, was ardently defended by … Continue reading »

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