Pope Urban The II’s Speech In 1095 — The Speech That Began The Crusades — The Robert The Monk Account
Pope Urban The II’s Speech In 1095 — The Speech That Began The Crusades — The Robert The Monk Account: You don’t hear a lot about this speech, but it deserves to be better known. Pope Urban II gave this speech and then the ill-fated “Crusade of the Poor” and the first “real” crusade followed afterwards.
Interestingly enough, this speech is reminiscent of what radical Islamists are pushing TODAY. Horror stories about what the infidels were doing, mixed with religious appeals & a promise of heaven for fighting. It’s also worth remembering that the crusaders desperately wanted to take Jerusalem and more than 900 years later, people are STILL fighting over the same city. That old quote, “The more things change, the more they stay the same” really seems appropriate…