The Children's Crusade By: Leilani Dodson, Ella Sandt, and Sophia Cho \

1212
  • Took place in 1212 in Medieval England.
  • Tens of thousands of unarmed children set out to regain Jerusalem (called the holy land) from the Muslims.
  • From northern France and western Germany.
  • Many children were sold into slavery and never returned.
Key People
  • The first group from France was lead by a boy named Stephen of Cloyes.
  • At the same time, a boy named Nicholas from Cologne, Germany lead another army. (Accompanied by adults)
  • Both if the leaders from the two groups saw a vision from Jesus which was why they decided to go on the crusade.
  • They thought that if they succeeded they would all go to heaven.

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