Pope Urban, can you help the Byzantium empire and send troops to help control the Turkish pests?
I will see what I can do.
The first crusades is won by Christians
Byzantium had lost heaps of land to the invading Turks. After years of chaos and civil war, the general Alexius Comnenus stole the Byzantine throne in 1081 and took control over the remaining empire as Emperor Alexius I.In 1095, Alexius sent envoys to Pope Urban II asking for troops from the West to help confront the East Turkish threat. Though relationships between Christians in the East and West had long been uneasy, Alexius’s request came at a time when the situation was improving.