First Crusade – Middle Ages

By |2019-06-08T20:43:42-07:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|

A Viking ship like the ones that sailed on the First Crusade Before the First Crusade 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. What are mercenary soldiers? Who were the Vikings? The Byzantine Empire All [...]