Chronicles of the Crusades - Chapter 1, Muster-roll of the Fourth Crusade through Chapter 6, Discord in the Army Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1, Muster-roll of the Fourth Crusade through Chapter 6, Discord in the Army Summary and Analysis

In 1198, a saint named Foulques is preaching the word of God in France. Shortly after, Pope Innocent proclaims that anyone who takes up the cross as part of the army for one year will be free from all of their sins. Many noblemen take the cross thereafter, including Comte Thibaut , Comte Louis, Nevelon, Comte Baudouin, Comte Hugues, Comte Geoffroy, and many others. All the barons hold a conference, and send envoys to Venice to gather supplies and aid.

The envoys reach Venice, and explain to the Doge of Venice, Enrico Dandolo, that their masters wish the Venetians to build them a fleet of warships and transports. The Doge offers to build transports as well as ships for a fee...

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