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First Crusade – Middle Ages

By |2018-04-24T08:21:17+00:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|

A Viking ship Throughout the 1000s AD, Viking mercenary soldiers, some coming down the Volga river through Russia, and others sailing around through the Straits of Gibraltar, had been fighting for the Byzantine Empire. Many of these men fought along the Mediterranean coast of West Asia, so they knew that this was a very rich area, and that the Abbasid [...]