Facts about the Children’s Crusade 1212

Author: Anthony | Subject: Children's crusade

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Article excerpt: The Children’s Crusades of 1212 followed on from the fourth crusade, which had ended around eight years previously. The aim of all the crusades was to travel to the ‘Holy Land’ and either take back Jerusalem for the Christians or convert its Muslim occupants. However, after the Fourth Crusade, which ended in disaster, with many Christians failing to reach their destination and others more interested on pillaging on the way, the European Christian’s appetite for crusading began to wane.