Greeks v Franco-Germans, medieval edition

The other day I was writing about the age-old culture gap between Greeks and Franks. Here, from 1215 and All That: a very, very short history of Magna Carta and King John, on how Latin Europe’s crusaders weren’t entirely welcome in the Greek world. The Third Crusade came about after the Christian Kingdom of Jerusalem had been re-conquered by the Muslims. The rulers of England, France and Germany pledged their support and to encourage recruits emperors and kings promised… Read on