Final Crusades and Final Results (The Crusades part 6)

The Crusades (Part 6 of 6) 1. Deus Vult: Pope Urban II Calls for the First Crusaders (AD 1095) 2. The First Crusade and Reclaiming the Holy City (AD 1096-1099) 3. Bernard of Clairvaux and the Second Crusade (AD 1144-1153) 4. Lionheart and the Third Crusade (AD 1187-1193) 5. The Fourth Crusade & Children’s Crusade: … Continue reading Final Crusades and Final Results (The Crusades part 6)

The Fourth Crusade & Children’s Crusades: Perhaps Christendom’s Lowest Point (The Crusades part 5)

The Crusades (Part 5 of 6) 1. Deus Vult: Pope Urban II Calls for the First Crusaders (AD 1095) 2. The First Crusade and Reclaiming the Holy City (AD 1096-1099) 3. Bernard of Clairvaux and the Second Crusade (AD 1144-1153) 4. Lionheart and the Third Crusade (AD 1187-1193) 5. The Fourth Crusade & Children’s Crusade: … Continue reading The Fourth Crusade & Children’s Crusades: Perhaps Christendom’s Lowest Point (The Crusades part 5)

Lionheart and the Third Crusade (The Crusades part 4)

The Crusades (Part 4 of 6) 1. Deus Vult: Pope Urban II Calls for the First Crusaders (AD 1095) 2. The First Crusade and Reclaiming the Holy City (AD 1096-1099) 3. Bernard of Clairvaux and the Second Crusade (AD 1144-1153) 4. Lionheart and the Third Crusade (AD 1187-1193) 5. The Fourth Crusade & Children's Crusades: … Continue reading Lionheart and the Third Crusade (The Crusades part 4)

The First Crusade and Reclaiming the Holy City (The Crusades part 2)

The Crusades (Part 2 of 6) 1. Deus Vult: Pope Urban II Calls for the First Crusaders (AD 1095) 2. The First Crusade and Reclaiming the Holy City (AD 1096-1099) 3. Bernard of Clairvaux and the Second Crusade (AD 1144-1153)            4. Lionheart and the Third Crusade (AD 1187-1193) 5. The Fourth Crusade & Children's Crusades: … Continue reading The First Crusade and Reclaiming the Holy City (The Crusades part 2)

Deus Vult: Pope Urban II Calls for the First Crusaders in AD 1095

The Crusades (Part 1 of 6) 1. Deus Vult: Pope Urban II Calls for the First Crusaders (AD 1095) 2. The First Crusade and Reclaiming the Holy City (AD 1096-1099) 3. Bernard of Clairvaux and the Second Crusade (AD 1144-1153)            4. Lionheart and the Third Crusade (AD 1187-1193) 5. The Fourth Crusade & Children's Crusades: … Continue reading Deus Vult: Pope Urban II Calls for the First Crusaders in AD 1095

Charlemagne was great, but his son Louis the Pious may have been even better (Hangin’ with the Carolingians part 4)

[This is part four and the final selection of my series of articles entitled: "Hangin' with the Carolingians." The Carolingian dynasty, which encompassed nearly two centuries (AD 686-c.900), is a fascinating era. To this point, the articles have discussed the crowning of Charlemagne, the Holy Roman Empire, and the Venerable Bede's take on Lent. In … Continue reading Charlemagne was great, but his son Louis the Pious may have been even better (Hangin’ with the Carolingians part 4)