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    Default A Crusader’s History of the Sack of Constantinople

    https://greekreporter.com/2022/07/24...onstantinople/

    Interesting read from a Crusader presenting an "objective" (according to him) account of the Fourth Crusade. The Pope even excommunicated the Crusaders
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    The Crusades; a rather ridiculous bit of history IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fj1200 View Post
    The Crusades; a rather ridiculous bit of history IMO.
    History that changed the World, nonetheless. This particular crusade began over the Great Schism and devolved into mercenary destruction of Constantinople -- the beginning of the end of the Byzantine Empire which eventually ushered in the Ottomans.

    Can't say the Fourth Crusade was much of a great idea any way you look at it. Didn't work out for the Pope, nor Western civilization.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunny View Post
    History that changed the World, nonetheless. This particular crusade began over the Great Schism and devolved into mercenary destruction of Constantinople -- the beginning of the end of the Byzantine Empire which eventually ushered in the Ottomans.

    Can't say the Fourth Crusade was much of a great idea any way you look at it. Didn't work out for the Pope, nor Western civilization.
    This would be an appropriate thread to show the pic I have of the Horns of Hattin. Wrong Crusade though.
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