It was November 27, 1095 and Pope Urban II had just given his electrifying speech in the Council of Clermont, France...
Have you heard about the speech the pope gave today?
Almost everyone in town was gathered in the church to see it...
No, Why would you say so?
God wills it!
The Turks had taken over all of Anatolia including the holy land of Jerusalem and forbade us, Christians, to step foot in.
The Turks are evil, uncultured, uncivilized humans! We, faithful Christians, must fight till we die for Christ! For our holy land!
But most importantly the pope said...
Whoever comes along to help fight this holy war will become a better version of themselves.
Agnes was so hyped from the speech that he told everyone he came across about it. And it didn't take him much convincing to make them come along on this journey with him.
The pope had given a speech today at the Council of Clermont... And then he said, god will forgive you for all your sins and beggars can become knights ... So we must help the war efforts.
And I shall fight with all my strength in this war as well.
If that is so, then I too, will fight in this war for god.
It was now August 15th and the word managed to spread to the Christains in the west. Agnes along with all the crusaders started their march to Antioch. Only some had horses, and most were to travel by foot.