The Children's Crusade

The Children's Crusade
Goodreads Rating: 3.58
Author: Henry Treece
Category: Childrens
Published: February 26th 1970 by Puffin Books (first published January 1st 1959)
Pages: 176 pages
Language English

The story follows the adventures of Geoffrey and Alys de Villacours, who in 1212 set out on a great crusade of children, bent on making their way to the Holy Land to free Jerusalem. The marching clolumn of children got as far as Marseilles on their own, but were then tricked onto the ships of unscupulous traders who sold them into slavery. Geoffrey and Alys were separated on that voyage, but both became the slaves of the Governor of Egypt. The Children's Crusade really happened, and this is a wonderful introduction to the history of the period.

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