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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

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    • 4.5, 879 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.

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4.5 out of 5
879 Ratings

879 Ratings

Daniel meirom ,

baltic crusades

I listening to the podcast from the beginning and the baltic crusades is so fascinating a hidden part of history. The last pagans of Europe what a great movie that could be.

Moon Tea ,

Crusades history

She has a nice voice and pleasant accent. What happened to episode 9? I was enjoying the First Crusade then it just ends. Oh well

geh4osu ,

Yikes

Just 1st 3 episode in..not sure if I can continue..as a professional historian some of the early and glaring inaccuracies can't be overlooked. Considering the narrator and "researcher" is a woman..It was jaw dropping to me that she failed to site and ,or here is a keyword,"research" who the FIRST follower of Muhammed was! The first to believe he was the prophet was his wife KHADIJA..A child with a phone can Google this information! His cousin was the 2nd follower, not the 1st.
The Podcaster does also downplay the conditions which conquered peoples in what had previously Roman and Persian territories were force to suffer..the sources are sparse from the 7th-10th century the major time of Muslim conquest thru N. Africa and the Near east..so what she gives is conjecture..we do know that many Christians chose to leave, or overtime converted..because they were taxed at High rates and the aristocratic class imparticular could not achieve advancement or succeed in Muslim Society without converting.
Oh and my God she stated that The Eastern Romans never reconquered the lost west..well.dont tell that to Justinian and the Romans of the 6th Century.. seriously?? How do you not get that right? She also implied that the "Byzantines by the 6th century had given up on it and no.longer saw themselves as Roman..Wrong..The "New Romans" as they would have referred it themselves consider themselves Roman up until 1453..oh btw that's the year the city was taken by the Ottomans..this is bad..I don't know why I gave it even 2 stars. If I was her I would go back and revise these 1st 3 episodes..it has had to have cost her alot of subscribers and hurt her ratings..and reading some of these reviews..they are absolutely rubbish..fake, paid for, or all her family..sorry calling it like I'm hearing and reading.

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