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THE CRUSADES

"The Hundred Years' War, like the crises of the Church in the same period, broke apart medieval unity" - Barbara Tuchman

POPE BIOGRAPHY

Name: Pope Urban II

Elected Pope: 12th of March, 1088

Died: 29th of July, 1099

How did Pope Urban II justify starting the Crusades?

Pope Urban II justified starting the Crusades by making one of the most influential speechs of the Medieval period to call to all Christians in Europe to fight against the Muslims to reclaim the Holy Land