A Moment in History: Bohemond the Crusader

by ian

The Crusades, while controversial, have nonetheless achieved legendary status in the hearts of Christians for the last thousand years. This is in part because of the many mythical heroes involved. In the victorious First Crusade, there was among the Francs a massive Normand warrior who stood on the front lands of this successful campaign of European nobles to free the Holy Land from the Turks. He was Bohemond I, the Crusader Prince and scourge of the Turks in the Near East.