1095: The Most Violent Year Of The First Crusade | Holy Wars | Chronicle

In 1095 AD, when West-Roman Christianity was spreading out in all directions, the First Crusade set out to recapture the Holy Land from Islamic rule. The 11th century the Seljuk takeover of the region threatened the local Christian populations, pilgrimages from the West, and the Byzantine Empire itself. It was not a battle of cultures, not a struggle against Islam, but a chaotic confrontation of warlords and princes.

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