Alexius I Comenus Response To Pope Urban II

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Emperor Alexius I Comenus has asked Pope Urban II to help aid in the defense of the Byzantine Empire in 1095. The Pope has agreed and is meeting with the Council of Clermont in hopes of uniting the lords across Europe. We have updated information that military action will be taken to regain control of the Holy Land from who the Pope refers to as the "infidels". A French monk by the name of Peter the Hermit has responded to Pope Urban II 's call of arms. With a ragtag army of peasants and soldiers we moved east to Constantinople in what is being called the People 's Crusade. As of 1096 Peter has stayed behind in Constantinople as his army continued into Anatolia. We have now received word that most of the crusaders have not survived the attack against the Turkish. After the devastation of the People 's Crusade, other European lords have created an extensive military…show more content…
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