In November of 1095 Pope Urban II launched a holy war against the infidel In 1464 a demented pontiff led an imaginary band of crusaders as far as an Adriatic port Between these dates Europe was infected by a strangely persistent fever of mass idealism Though outward zeal often cloaked the most cynical of motives, this universal spirit seized upon thousands noblemen and peasants, warriors and scholars, ascetics and lechers, vagabonds and kings Written by a prolific author of numerous histories, novels, drama, criticisms and verse, The Crusades provides a lively and authentic account of two hundred years of war, sacred journeys and the quest for riches Henry Treece reanimates many renowned figures of the period Charlemagne, Haroun al Raschid, Peter the Hermit, Richard the Lion Heart, Raymond of Toulouse, Bohemond, Saladin, Mourschid, Henry Dandolo, Frederick II, Louis the Oious and Genghis Khan as well as providing an illuminating narrative of one of Christianity s darkest periods. Read The Crusades – heartforum.co.uk
Henry Treece was a British poet and writer, who worked also as a teacher, and editor He is perhaps best remembered now as a historical novelist, particularly as a children s historical novelist, although he also wrote some adult historical novels.
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- The Crusades
- Henry Treece
- 07 October 2018 Henry Treece