The Children’s Crusade in 4 Minutes

An overview of one of the saddest and most bizarre crusades from Medieval times

An engraving depicting the events of the Children's’ Crusade (Public domain)

InIn the year 1212CE, against all authority in Europe, Stephen of Cloyes wandered the French countryside preaching to the common people. He claimed to have received a vision from Jesus Christ in which he was handed a letter beseeching him to gather together a crusade to…

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