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  Children's Crusade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The resulting story illustrates how ingrained the concept of Crusading was in the people of that time— the chroniclers assumed that the pueri must have been Crusaders, in their innocence returning to the foundations of crusading characteristic of Peter the Hermit, and meeting the same sort of tragic fate.
According to Matthew Paris, one of the leaders of the Children's Crusade became "Le Maître de Hongrie," the leader of the Shepherds' Crusade in 1251.
Gabriel Pierné's La Croisade des Enfants (1902), a seldom-performed oratorio masterpiece featuring a children's chorus, is based on the events of the Children's Crusade.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Children%27s_Crusade   (916 words)

 Timeline 1200 to 1299
It was a mystical interpretation of the Torah disguised as a novel.
1218 Simon IV de Montfort (b.1160), Norman knight and leader of the crusade against the Albigenses (1202-1204), died at the siege of Toulouse.
King Henry III was captured by his brother in law Earl of Leicester Simon de Montfort at the Battle of Lewes in England.
www.timelines.ws /1200_1299.HTML   (10589 words)

 History House: The Children's Crusade
Stephen managed to convince 15,000, or maybe 30,000, "of whom none were more than twelve years of age", to go with him.
Stephen gave him a little breadcrust, whereupon the beggar revealed himself to be Jesus Christ, handed the boy a letter to give to the king of France, and told him that he was to lead the next Crusade.
Curiously, there were large numbers of prostitutes present (Stephen himself was alleged to have been a little dirty himself: "He was a child in years but accomplished in vice," noted chronicler Wendover[4]) and the whelps soon fell into petty theft and wantonness.
www.historyhouse.com /in_history/childrens_crusade   (2207 words)

 History of the Church
The Children's Crusade, 1212 was led by a visionary French peasant boy, Stephen of Cloyes.
Catherine de Medici, the mother of the King of France arranged a fake wedding between her daughter, Margot de Valois, and Henri de Navarre who was a Protestant leader.
Admiral de Coligny, the chief military leader of the Huguenots, was stabbed by an assassin, in the chest with a sword in his own bedroom.
www.teachinghearts.org /dre04historynotes.html   (15898 words)

 HighBeam Encyclopedia - Crusades   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Led by a visionary French peasant boy, Stephen of Cloyes, children embarked at Marseilles, hoping that they would succeed in the cause that their elders had betrayed.
According to later sources, they were sold into slavery by unscrupulous skippers.
Outstanding among eyewitness acounts are those of William of Tyre, Richard of Devizes, Geoffroi de Villehardouin, Jean de Joinville, Anna Comnena, Fulcher of Chartres, and Nicetas Acominatus.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/C/Crusades.asp   (2381 words)

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