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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.

History of the Crusades Sharyn Eastaugh

    • History
    • 4.5, 992 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
992 Ratings

992 Ratings

Jabarkian ,

One of the very best history podcasts currently going

I listen to more than a dozen history podcasts, and I wish I hadn’t waited so long to give History of the Crusades a shot. Like all podcasters, it takes Ms. Eastaugh a few episodes to find her voice, but once she does she is clear, informative, and wryly funny. The episodes are well-organized and the narrative flows smoothly. And, as an American, I find her Australian accent charming and delightful

Again, one of the very best podcasts and podcasters I have listened to, right up there with Mike Duncan and David Crowther

HockHistO ,

JAK

I love love love this podcast. The narrator does a good job giving good information in an entertaining way. She describes a complicated situation in a common sense manner, with enough humor to emphasize the humanity of the participants. It's remarkable how much detail she can give without sounding dull. I am up to about episode 11 and the only quibbles are: (1) too many sentences start with "And . . ." and (2) the sound quality is uneven. To end on a postive note, I love the reading recommendations at the end of the episodes. In sum, a great podcast if you want to understand the crusades from the Western perspective.

RENEGADEPINOY671 ,

This podcast interpretation of the Crusades is an understatement...

I’ve never head “understatement” used in the history of Latin Christian vocabulary as much as every episode. The monotone narrator makes me fall asleep :) I made it to episode 50!

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