Reasons for Participating on the Peoples Crusade

Economic/anti-semetism, religious devotion, preaching

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Religious Devotion

CHRISTIANITY WAS CENTRAL

CHURCH VERY IMPORTANT

BELIEVED IN CULT OF SAINTS AND RELICS

WANTED TO VISIT JERUSALEM

BELIEVED IN SIGNS AND WONDERS

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Economic Motivations/Anti-Semetism

Turned on enemies at home such as JEWS- Christs death.

East was weathy- many needed money as they failed to secure supplies on the jourey. Jews were wealthy- greed- took their money and possessions.

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Popular preaching/ Peter the Hermit

PETER THE HERMIT was seen as a prophet by peasents- had simple nature and weird habits.

INSPIRED Franks to take part

GOOD SPEAKER - 6 months had army of over 15,000

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