Many people have heard of the Crusades. But how many people know the story of how the Crusades got started? Listen as Troy and Joel tell you the story that sounds like it was written by a movie director. People have heard of the Crusades but few people know the twists and turns that led men from Europe to launch an invasion of the Holy Land. The research for this episode was extensive and was even double-checked by a Crusades Historian. 

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