By Terence Wise, Gerry Embleton
Within the early crusades males of all ranks from in every single place Europe took the move and went to struggle Islam as volunteers. a few went out of non secular fervour, others to flee the plagues and famine which have been rife on the time, nonetheless others looking for land or a fortune in loot. scuffling with along all of those have been the armies raised in Outremer, the Holy Land itself. jointly they waged a bloody spiritual battle, the individuals of which integrated such forces because the Knights Templar, the Teutonic Knights, and the Byzantine military.
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