mardi, avril 11, 2006

Serbia 1999 (link), Crusades (link)

An essay by Msgr Richard Williamson

An Interview with Professor Thomas Madden:
Dispelling Myths About the Crusades

Quote: "Instead, they came to Constantinople at the invitation of a Greek claimant to the throne, who promised to help them on their Crusade. The Crusaders only attacked Constantinople after their Greek friend double-crossed them, refusing to pay their reward or to join the Crusade. Even then, they only initiated hostilities when the Greeks murdered their former friend and ordered the Crusaders to leave immediately without reward, support, or even food."

It would seem that the claimant in question might have been considered a traitor by the other Greeks?