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History of the Crusades

By Sharyn Eastaugh

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Over 900 years ago, thousands of Christians invaded the Middle East, intent on taking the Holy Land from the Muslims. The following 200 years were marked by a series of military campaigns known as the Crusades. Join us to follow the history of the Crusades from 1095 onwards. Castles, battles, religious clashes, Richard the Lionheart, the Assassins, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Saladin, the Knights Templar - all will feature as we examine one of the most interesting periods in history.

Customer Reviews


This podcast has a decidedly anti-Christian tone. It is filled with revisionist history and pc myths, attempting to portray the Christians as greedy invaders attacking peaceful Muslim nations. The narrator completely glosses over the Muslim aggression which led to the necessity of the Crusades. Islam has always desired to conquer Europe, it has attempted to do so many times and with great success. At various points throughout history Islam forcibly invaded and conquered Spain, southern France, Sicily, southern Italy, Greece, and many of the eastern European nations. This is why Asia Minor is now called Turkey, and Constantinople named Istanbul. Indeed, this threat to Europe lasted for over 1000 years, until the fall of the Ottoman Empire during WWI. This Brit needs to pick up some primary sources.


Great delivery, easy on the ears. Good scholarship. I find it odd that the reviewers that claim the podcast is somehow anti-Christian or overtly pro-Muslim don't give specifics. This is clearly a solidly objective history drawn from primary sources. The facts are neither pro nor con. As for production quality, I will agree it could be recorded at a higher volume. But that's why my car radio has an adjuster knob.

Great Job!

It's refreshing to hear a female's voice who's interested in this type of history. Today's problems in the Mideast start right about there. As informed Americans it's vital everyone should listen and learn some facts. March on lady!

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  • Category: History
  • Language: English

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