4. History's Most Unlikely Victory

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Dec 01 2019 74 mins   66

Today we go back nearly 1000 years to the First Crusade for History's Most Unlikely Victory. How did a ragtag, multinational army of Western knights, nobles and peasants reconquer much of Asia Minor and the Holy Land against a numerically superior enemy, without clear leadership or planning, in the face of crippling supply and desertion issues and despite a multitude of setbacks and disasters. This episode tells the ultimate story of a victory against all odds.

Music: Sergei Rachmaninoff - String Quartet No. 2 as recorded by Steve's Bedroom Band and Steve Jones licensed under Creative Commons 4.0.