and they began moving east in 1096 and took three years to reach Jerusalem...
the Jews there instead
Jerusalem Falls
...and defeated many Turkish Muslim armies in the making
three religions fought over it
why?
which are...
Muslims
Jews
Jerusalem got captured by...
...Christian knights
new rulers took control
made life very difficult for Christians and Jews
by...
burning down churches and synagogues.
...and began building towers to climb over the heavily fortied city which took them 4 weeks. But once the towers were built, Christians soldiers began attacking...
...and got through the gates on 14 July 1099.
...and the invaders aka the Christians are killing more people by the hundreds...
...so that just means Jerusalem's history is all stained with blood.
...from Europe.
Christians
not allowing Christians and Jews to enter the city's holy sites.
those who set of for Jerusalem first while a real Christian army was being assembled...
...went off without money or weapons...
...because they thought God was on their side...
...and they could not lose.
...were mostly untrained and ill-diciplined French and German farmers...
...and they never reached their destination.
...one group got so frustrated, they stopped in Germany and decided to...
kill
rob
...another group, however, reached Turkey and got crushed by the Muslims there.
someone got disturbed by this and it was a...
Pope and he made a speech 4 years ago...
at southern France to...
call on Christians to form an army to...
recapture Jerusalem and help the Christians living there
their mission was called a "crusade"
and so...
many western Europeans responded to the call, even the eldery and children
but...
some set off even before a proper army could be organised.
meanwhile, a real Christian army was being assembled
comprising of...
25,000 soldiers
4,000 knights on horseback