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

In all the wonderful absurdity of the overall 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 post.

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

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