1. Welcome to the Fantasy Writing Forums. Register Now to join us.

The Crusades

Discussion in 'Writing Resources' started by skip.knox, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. skip.knox

    skip.knox toujours gai, archie Moderator

    I'll post announcements about new crusades articles on this thread.

    The Third Crusade is now live

    Third Crusade

    This the best-known crusade besides the First. It's got Richard of England, the famous sultan Saladin, assassins and kidnapping and daring rescues. I have yet to read a good novelization of the events, but of course Runciman's recounting is pretty dramatic.

    I'm just going to keep on the the crusading stuff for a while. There are the main crusades but I also have essays that trace each Crusader Kingdom individually, plus essays on things like the Albigensian Crusade, and even the fourteenth and fifteenth century crusades. At some point I'll add the Virtual Pilgrimage (whose title feels awfully dated now). So it's going to be some time before I get back to the more general European history stuff.
    ChaoticanWriter and CupofJoe like this.
  2. ChaoticanWriter

    ChaoticanWriter Dreamer

    Also... Fredrick Barbarossa, and his massive land army.
    ... which pretty much fell apart after Fredrick downed in his armor, in a shallow river, in front of his army.
    ... but not before the last remnants of his army stuffed him in a barrel of vinegar, and marched to Jerusalem.

    History is awesome!


    Also, great site!
    skip.knox likes this.
  3. skip.knox

    skip.knox toujours gai, archie Moderator

    Not sure how I neglected to post this, but, the Fourth Crusade
    Fourth Crusade, home
    article is now live.

    Comments and questions are welcome!
  4. skip.knox

    skip.knox toujours gai, archie Moderator

    After the Fourth Crusade there's really only one thing to do ... have another!
    Fifth Crusade

    This one is the closest the Church ever got to actually leading a crusade. It did not end well.

Share This Page