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Siege Of Constantinople (1204) - Sack of Constantinople
... The Crusaders looted, terrorized and vandalized Constantinople for three days, during which many ancient and medieval Roman and Greek works were either stolen or destroyed ... made of bronze, the statue was melted down for its content by the Crusaders whose greed blinded them ... Despite their oaths and the threat of excommunication, the Crusaders systematically violated the city's holy sanctuaries, destroying or stealing all they could lay hands on nothing was spared ...
Siege Of Constantinople (1203) - The Siege
... To take the city by force, the Crusaders first needed to cross the Bosphorus ... The Crusaders' knights charged straight out of the horse transports, and the Byzantine army fled south ... The Crusaders followed south, and attacked the Tower of Galata, which held one end of the chain that blocked access to the Golden Horn ...
Siege Of Xerigordon - The Battle
... days after Reinald occupied Xerigordon, on September 21 and besieged the crusaders tightly ... Some accounts mentioned that Turks sent two spies to the Crusaders' camp at Civetot to make them think that Xerigordon was still safe, and even that Nicaea had ... Other accounts mentioned that Crusader leaders on the field were forced by their troops to advance, but could not make the decision until news of the Xerigordon surrender arrived on October ...
Siege Of Ma'arra - Prologue
... After the Crusaders, led by Raymond de Saint Gilles and Bohemond of Taranto, successfully besieged Antioch, they started to raid the surrounding countryside during the ... The Crusaders had been ineffective in assessing and protecting their supply lines, which led to widespread hunger and lack of proper equipment within the Crusader armies ... For the rest of the summer the crusaders continued their march south and captured many other small towns, and arrived again at Maarat in November ...

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    Living more lives than one, knowing people of all classes, all shades of opinion, monarchists, republicans, socialists, anarchists, has had a salutary effect on my mind. If every year of my life, every month of the year, I had lived with reformers and crusaders I should be, by this time, a fanatic. As it is I have had such varied things to do, I have had so many different contacts that I am not even very much of a crank.
    Rheta Childe Dorr (1866–1948)