Today in Middle Eastern history: the “People’s Crusade” gets depopulated (1096)

Yes, I was supposed to post this yesterday, but I forgot. Yes, I’m backdating it so that it doesn’t confuse me later, because this is my blog and they let you do that sort of thing. Deal with it.

In all the wonderful absurdity of the Crusades project, the fact that the First Crusade wasn’t actually the first Crusade barely registers. But the truth is that there was a Crusade before the First Crusade. It doesn’t get a number because, well, I think you’ll see why by the end of this.

Source: Today in Middle Eastern history: the “People’s Crusade” gets depopulated (1096)

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