The First Crusade
Welcome to the First Crusade- the beginning of the Holy Wars. The year is 1095. The Byzantine Empire, recovering from its loss of Anatolia to the Turks, is assembling troops to recapture lost territory. At the Council of Clermont, Pope Urban II has just called for aid to the Empire to recapture the Holy Land in retaliation to Muslim invasion years prior. The timing is crucial; this could be the turning point for political and religious power in Europe. Get ready for a historical committee full of military escapades, war strategy, and political intrigue.