First Crusade – Part 2 – A Christian Folly?

The Crusades were a sustained campaign over many years, by (pseudo-) Christian Europe, in which attempts were made to regain control of the Holy Lands for the benefit of the Church of Rome. These armed endeavours met with mixed results, but ultimately failed. The conflicts did, however, sow the seeds of both distrust and resentment […]

First Crusade – Part 1 – A Christian Folly?

Soldiers from western nations rushing to the Middle East to fight Muslims. Death, destruction and suffering on a vast scale, especially for those who live there regardless of whether or not they’re combatants or civilians. New military technologies employed to further imperial ambitions. Greed and supremacist beliefs driving the carnage. This is what took place […]