The Fourth Crusade

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  • Ecry sur Aisne - 1199; tournament hosted by Thibaut (Richard i was his uncle). he announced he would no longer use weapons in sport, instead would place them int he service of the Lord. joined by his cousin Louis of Blois.
  • The crusaders needed the venetians for boats, and they could build them cheaply.
  • venice agreed to provide 1 year provisions, vessels for 4,500 troops & horses, 9,000 squires, 20 foot soldiers & 50 war galleons. in exchange wanted 85,000 cologne marks in 4 installments. Geoffrey of Villehardouin was a negotiator.
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