Post by Eric Gajewski on Aug 21, 2015 15:10:55 GMT
TradCatKnight: English Contributions to the Crusades
When we look back on the Crusades, we are more likely to think of the French, who dominated the Christian crusader kingdoms in “Outremer,” than the English. Alternatively, we might think of the Germans, who contributed huge contingents of troops to the First, Second, Third, and Children’s Crusades, not to mention that the Holy Roman Emperor Friedrich II was supposed to lead the Firth Crusade and, having failed to show up for that, finally launched his own crusade, the Sixth Crusade. Meanwhile, the Spaniards were perpetually “on crusade” at home on the Iberian Peninsula, pushing back the “Moors.” By comparison, the English appear to have been conspicuously absent from crusading. Yet such an assessment is superficial and misleading. In fact, Plantagenet kings and vassals and English knights and nobles played key roles in the history of the crusades. What follows is a brief summary of the English contribution.
My favourite English participant in the Crusades is King Richard the Lionheart, I feel the glory towards St. Louis IX of France and Godfrey de Bouillon should also echo on Richard I of England, another pious candidate and knight on Crusade.
Yes the Englishman has been always a symbol of bravery, courage and wisdom.wisdom. Thats why they were known to rule the world.At the same time the English men also made a great contribution to the crusaders in terms of getting the victory spread over there lands all over world.