Thank you for posting this.
Most crusaders left their families and took this perilous journey for the noblest of intentions.
When after the capture of Jerusalem in 1099, Raymond of Toulouse was offered to be crowned the King of Jerusalem, he declined, saying, “I refused to accept a crown of gold in the place where my Savior wore a crown of thorns.”
It’s sad to see how much political correctness and multiculturalism has distorted our understanding of history.
I find that much of “Christian history” ends up getting a rather bad rap in our public school system and in popular culture. I once heard a lecture regarding the Spanish Inquisition which was almost the exact opposite of what is presently being taught.
Thanks for the story on Raymond of Toulouse, what a beautiful sentiment.