The First Crusade Episode 1 "The Crusaders March East"

Byzantium And The Crusades

11-07-2020 • 22 mins

This podcast series tells the story of the Crusades from the Byzantine angle. It's based on the book "The Byzantine World War" by Nick Holmes. In this episode, we hear how the First Crusade began as a mass popular movement in Western Europe, how various armies marched east to Constantinople, and how they fared in their first battles against the Turks who had occupied Byzantine Anatolia.