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

The “People’s Crusade”—which actually preceded the First Crusade, making it sort of like the Crusades’ beta phase I guess—was the brainchild of one either very holy or very opportunistic man (although I guess “both” is certainly possible) named Peter of Amiens, better known to posterity as Peter the Hermit. He sort of burst on to … Continue reading Today in Middle Eastern history: the “People’s Crusade” ends (1096)