The first crusade
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Council of Clermont ,1095ce Pope urban II called to capture back Jersualem
We shall attack the holy land Jerusalem.
there are many reasons they went on the crusade
Slaves become free, citizen free from taxation, debtor no interest and prisoners were release...
They fought the war because To be forgiven for past sins. The Pope offered forgiveness for anyone who took part. This was important for knights who had killed many people in battle.
This is when pope urban II told them there sins will be free if they fought the war
Your past sins will remove if fight for the war and you will go to heaven
Peter the Hermit took up the cry "GOD WILLS IT!" and ordinary people join the "people Crusade - most were unarmed
The pope promise the peasants if they fought the war he will give them freedom
These are the unarm peasants fighting
Kings encouraged trouble knights to go on Crusade to remove them out of the country.
In Oct 1096 Bohemond I, prince of Otranto leds his troops across the Adriotic sea.
At the same time, Raymond of Toulouse starts the Crusade with Adhemar, the Pope Representative or nominated leader
I am Godfrey De Bouillon, the Margrave of Antwrep. I arrived Constantinople on 25 Dec, 1096 and joined forces with Bohemond I
Summer 1096 Armed forces gathered at Constantinople to embark on the First Crusade
August 1096 Emperor Alexius I shipped the People Crusade over the Bosphorus
October 1096 People Crusade were destroyed by the Turks in Anatolia
Crusaders captured Antioch in June 19, 1097
Raymond of Toulouse leads Crusades away from Antioch and towards Jerusalem
In July 15, 1099 Crusaders breach the walls of Jerusalem
Godfrey De Bouillon became ruler of Jerusalem
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