June 7, 1099. The day where the crusaders lay siege to Jerusalem - The Point

On June 7, 1099, the crusaders finally arrive in sight of Jerusalem, the city of the Holy Sepulchre. Many people cry of joy. So much effort, so much suffering,

June 7, 1099. The day where the crusaders lay siege to Jerusalem - The Point


On June 7, 1099, the crusaders finally arrive in sight of Jerusalem, the city of the Holy Sepulchre. Many people cry of joy. So much effort, so much suffering, to reach finally the goal, to deliver the holy city from the Turks. It's been almost three years as the head of a great company, Godefroy de Bouillon has departed to his duchy of Lower Lotharingia to win the holy land.

In Constantinople, the byzantine emperor, forcing the crusaders to him and swear allegiance. The christians reach, then, Nicaea (today Iznik in Turkey), who surrenders without a fight. On the other hand, Antioch resists six mo...

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Updated Date: 07 June 2020, 05:33

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