The First Crusade


This site was first published in its entirety on 11/2/00,

and was last updated 11/3/00. It was created as a

project for Mrs. Weidenhaft's Honors World

History class by Brian Biermann and Tyler Harms.

    The First Crusade was a war against the

Muslims who occupied the holy lands,

including the city of Jerusalem.  Word got

to the pope, by way of Constantinople, that

the Muslims were not allowing the Christian

pilgrims to enter Jerusalem.  Pope Urban II

gave a speech at Clermont to rally the

Western Europeans into an army that would

crush the Muslim forces.

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