Episode 259 – The Fourth Crusade (Part 1)

The Crusaders camped opposite the Blachernae Palace (above)

Pope Innocent calls for a new Crusade to retake Jerusalem. A group of French Knights decide to form an expedition to Egypt and make a deal with Venice to transport them. But when they can’t pay the bill the mission goes awry and ends up at Constantinople.

Period: 1198-1203

Pic: Dandolo brings the plan for the Fourth Crusade to the people of Venice (by Gustave Dore)

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2 thoughts on “Episode 259 – The Fourth Crusade (Part 1)

  1. And so it begins.

    I assume you will follow Nicea after the sack of 1204, but are you planning onchecking in on Trebezond or Epirus from time to time?

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