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The Second Crusaders Encounter the Remains of the First Crusaders - Gustave Dore

Thousands of skeletal remains of the victims of Islamic invasion is discovered on the way to Jerusalem. The army of the Second Crusade find the remains of the soldiers of the First Crusade - Gustave Dore.

Eleanor of Castile (1240 - 1290), Queen consort of Edward I

My great grandmother Eleanor of Castile Queen consort to: Edward I Longshanks of England ruled

Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the most powerful and fascinating personalities of feudal Europe. At age 15 she married Louis VII, King of France, bringing into the union her vast possessions from the River Loire to the Pyrenees. Only a few years later, at age 19, she knelt in the cathedral of Vézelay before the celebrated Abbé Bernard of Clairvaux offering him thousands of her vassals for the Second Crusade. It was said that Queen Eleanor appeared at Vézelay dressed like an Amazon galloping…

Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the most powerful and fascinating personalities of feudal Europe. At age 15 she married Louis VII, King of France, bringing into the union her vast possessions from the River Loire to the Pyrenees.

Saladin Salah Ed Din Yusuf Sultan During Second Crusade Poster Print (26 x 34)

Saladin Salah Ed Din Yusuf Sultan During Second Crusade Poster Print (26 x 34)

Saladin Salah Ed Din Yusuf Sultan During Second Crusade Poster Print x

Map of the Second Crusade

the Second Crusade , 1147 - 1149

The Second Crusade occurred a little under a half a century after the First Crusade. The Second Crusade was primarily spurred on by a need to reinforce Jerusalem against Turkish Muslim invaders who threatened to retake the city from the Europeans who had conquered it during the First Crusade. Pope Eugene III urged Christians in Europe to aid Jerusalem.

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Detail of a miniature of Louis IX sailing off on his second crusade, from the Chroniques de France ou de St Denis, France (Paris), after 1332 and before 1350

Detail of a miniature of Louis IX sailing off on his second crusade, from the Chroniques de France ou de St Denis, France (Paris), after 1332 and before Royal 16 G. vi, f.

On this day in history, 03/31/18. In 1146, Bernard of Clairvaux preaches his famous sermon in a field at Vezelay, urging the  necessity of a Second Crusade. Louis VII is present, and joins the Crusade. Now you know. Historical fact onthisday.com; stained glass window representing Bernard c. 1460 Upper Rhine, Wikipedia.

On this day in history, 03/31/18. In 1146, Bernard of Clairvaux preaches his famous sermon in a field at Vezelay, urging the necessity of a Second Crusade. Louis VII is present, and joins the Crusade. Now you know. Historical fact onthisday.com; stained glass window representing Bernard c. 1460 Upper Rhine, Wikipedia.

The Second Crusade is at hand! Louis VII taking the banner at St Denis.

Louis VII prend l'oriflamme à Saint-Denis, par Jean-Baptiste Mauzaisse

St. Bernard Of Clairvaux (1090-1153) Preaching The Second Crusade. French Monk. From The Picture By James Archer. Poster Print (34 x 26)

St. Bernard Of Clairvaux (1090-1153) Preaching The Second Crusade. French Monk. From The Picture By James Archer. Poster Print (34 x 26)

Siege of Lisbon, 1147: A Victory of the Second Crusade - YouTube

Siege of Lisbon, A Victory of the Second Crusade

Medieval artwork portraying the Second Crusade

Second Crusade

art depicting the Crusades (largely the Albigensian Crusade against a group of French Gnostics).

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