What was the response to Urban II's sermon 1095

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  • What was the response to Urban II's sermon?
    • Bishop of Le Puy became the first to join the cursade
      • William became the Spiritual Leader of the expedition
      • a spiritual leader would help ensure other affluential leaders join    = more numbers
    • Volunteers would have remission of sins
      • could be granted a plenary indulgence
    • Word spread and by the next day Raymond of Toulouse arrived to pledge loyalty = he was the first major lord to join
    • possessions and land were promised to be looked after
    • Urban initiated a new concept of Holy War to liberate eastern Christianity
    • Urban went on  a tour of preaching to gather support
    • Peoples Crusade  1096
      • First Crusade 1095 - 1099


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