The First Crusade Episode 3 "The Capture of Jerusalem"

Byzantium And The Crusades

25-07-2020 • 23 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, after the long and traumatic siege of Antioch, the First Crusaders are faced with a major division when Bohemond says he won't leave Antioch and march on Jerusalem. Then news arrives that the powerful Fatimid Caliphate is intent on holding Jerusalem against them. The First Crusade enters its most desperate phase.

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