Over 900 years ago, thousands of Christians invaded the Middle East, intent on taking the Holy Land from the Muslims. The following 200 years were marked by a series of military campaigns known as the Crusades.
Join us to follow the history of the Crusades from 1095 onwards. Castles, battles, religious clashes, Richard the Lionheart, the Assassins, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Saladin, the Knights Templar - all will feature as we examine one of the most interesting periods in history.
Announcement - New series
The new podcast series "Reconquista" which carries on from the History of the Crusades Podcast is now available.
Episode 321 - The Baltic Crusades
The Lithuanian Conflict XXVI - The End
Episode 320 - The Baltic Crusades
The Lithuanian Conflict XXV - The decline of the Teutonic Order
Episode 319 - The Baltic Crusades
The Lithuanian Conflict XXIV - Many endings
Episode 318 - The Baltic Crusades
The Lithuanian Conflict XXIII - Coronation crisis
Episode 317 - The Baltic Crusades
The Lithuanian Conflict XXII - The Great Conference of 1427
Well worth the listen!
Thorough history detailing ALL the crusades, even ones you’ve never heard of. Brilliant narration, highly enjoyable, and quite funny. If you like a brief overview of events, pass on by, because this goes deep!
Thank you Sharon for keeping me company while I cook dinner each night for the past year (and the intro music works to get my wife’s appetite up)
Great calming voice
I have just heard Sharyns episode on David’s History of England. I know this was done years ago - I loved it and want to hear more. I can’t find the first episodes. Are they still available?
Madeleine from Australia