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)

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 and the Holy Roman Empire (Hangin’ with the Carolingians part 2)

[This is part two of my series of articles entitled: "Hangin' with the Carolingians." The Carolingian dynasty, which encompassed nearly two centuries (AD 686-840), is a fascinating era. The series began with the high point of the period, the crowning of Charlemagne as Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire on Christmas Day, AD 800. Part … Continue reading Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire (Hangin’ with the Carolingians part 2)

A Reluctant Icon: Charlemagne (Hangin’ with the Carolingians part 1)

[In the next few weeks, I will be publishing a series of articles under the heading: "Hangin' with the Carolingians." The Carolingian dynasty, which encompassed nearly two centuries (AD 686-840), is a fascinating era. This series will begin with a discussion on the high point of the period, the crowning of Charlemagne as Emperor of … Continue reading A Reluctant Icon: Charlemagne (Hangin’ with the Carolingians part 1)

Meet Joan, the Cross-Dressing Female Pope

Of all the scandals with which the Christian faith has been plagued, one of the most peculiar has nearly been forgotten. After all, how many people have ever heard of a female pope who posed as a man? To add to the strangstories most stories claim her secret was revealed when she went into premature … Continue reading Meet Joan, the Cross-Dressing Female Pope