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« on: 07 June 2019, 03:09:48 PM »

A new series I've started covering the history of the Crusades from start to when I lose interest. Hoping to do a number of series like this covering historical periods, will probably run one on the British Civil Wars alongside the Crusades ones initially, then branch out from there assuming I enjoy doing them enough!

https://mmcvhistory.home.blog/2019/06/07/a-flippant-history-of-the-crusades-prelude/

Bit of a rapid run through the few centuries preceding the Crusades. I'm not really one for trotting out lists of dates as I enjoy the overall story of the peoples and events more than the facts and figures, but I'll occasionally drop some dates in as anchor points for the story. There will hopefully be more posts to follow in the future.

Thoughts, insults, criticisms, comments on interest or disinterest level all more than welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: 07 June 2019, 04:51:26 PM »

Good read. You made me think of Mr. Peabody. Thumbs up
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« Reply #2 on: 07 June 2019, 06:23:05 PM »

8th and 9th crusades please (mainly because they are hilarious)
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« Reply #3 on: 07 June 2019, 09:18:59 PM »

Good read. You made me think of Mr. Peabody. Thumbs up

Glad you enjoyed it, I had to look up who Mr Peabody was, thanks... I think!

8th and 9th crusades please (mainly because they are hilarious)

I'll work through chronologically I think, I'm looking forward to the forth as much hilarity ensues there.
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« Reply #4 on: 07 June 2019, 10:53:33 PM »

A good read Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: 08 June 2019, 07:36:53 AM »

Nice one !!  Smiley

Like the 'lab'.

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #6 on: 08 June 2019, 08:03:35 AM »

Brilliant, but you forgot the devinely inspired goose!
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« Reply #7 on: 08 June 2019, 08:16:59 AM »

Brilliant, but you forgot the devinely inspired goose!

What a way to talk about St Bernard of Clairvaux. Just because he was a bit free in his interpretation of what "Love thy neighbour" implied....
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« Reply #8 on: 08 June 2019, 08:34:23 AM »

Puts a new meaning to a goosey gander.

I can't really tell if the tale of the goose and she-goat leading the people's crusade about is anything more than a disparaging rumour to show how ridiculous they were. Not that they needed such outlandish rumours to show their ridiculousness...
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« Reply #9 on: 08 June 2019, 09:31:56 AM »

Responsible historians also point out that most of the stories of the Children's Crusade stem from misreading the word pueri, which in classical Latin did mean children, but in medieval times was used disparagingly for social inferiors (like boy or girl in my own dear country in the unlamented days of the race Reich). Chroniclers were almost certainly refering to mass movement by the despised countryfolk, not to a Pied Piper phenomenon.

(next week: what's wrong with the Lady Godiva story)
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« Reply #10 on: 08 June 2019, 09:49:31 AM »

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« Reply #11 on: 09 June 2019, 12:24:01 AM »

Brilliant, but you forgot the devinely inspired goose!
Puts a new meaning to a goosey gander.

I can't really tell if the tale of the goose and she-goat leading the people's crusade about is anything more than a disparaging rumour to show how ridiculous they were. Not that they needed such outlandish rumours to show their ridiculousness...



One of the Pilgrim  Hd S elements from my Early Crusader DBA army Wink
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« Reply #12 on: 09 June 2019, 12:30:49 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: 09 June 2019, 03:05:37 AM »

Well played!
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« Reply #14 on: 09 June 2019, 03:30:19 AM »

Is that pilgrim element a bit of anti-Minbari propaganda?
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