May 18: a bad date for the Crusades

Map - Crusader fortresses

You know how we know that May 18 was a terrible date for the Crusades? Because I can say “May 18 was a terrible date for the Crusades” and not even include the Crusades-related massacre that happened in the German city of Worms on this date in 1096. That’s pretty bad.

But we should include the Worms Massacre, because it illustrates how the Crusading movement’s most consistent victims were really European Jews.

Source: May 18: a bad date for the Crusades

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