Thursday, December 17, 2009


Apparently, the Crusades were to spread Christianity and to get Jerusalem and other Christian-based cities back. Jerusalem was almost totally inhabited by Muslims at the time.

[quote]The Objectives of the crusades was at first to release the Holy Land, in particular Jerusalem, from the Saracens, but in time was extended to seizing Spain from the Moors, the Slavs and Pagans from eastern Europe, and the islands of the Mediterranean.[/quote]

(Not to mention the people there were also being attacked by Vikings.)

I agree with Agent about everything God does was planned. He may've had the Crusades take place so that Christianity would spread. Maybe He just wanted a lot of people to die.

(,, and for references. Quotes taken from the last one.)

Kate Kracklin


Greetings, Kate and all those of you whom will follow our blog. : )

I'm known as Agent (007), and I'll be aiding Kate in the compilation of several historical points and discussions. : )

This is, also, my first blog and I doubt that I'll be able to attend it daily, but I shant neglect any responsibilities I have, here. :D

Tally ho, now that that's wrapped up, I suppose 'tis time to write a little bit about myself.

I'm an exorbitant history buff. My apprehension of history ranges from Ancient times to recent history, all around the world. Granted, I'm more knowledgeable about certain eras and country, conflicts and advances than other. For example, I know about pretty much every battle and event of WWI, but I may not be able to tell you (offhand) exactly when the Imjin Wars took place (ah, they took place at 1592, of course, but that's just an example. ; ) )

Also, I appreciate strategy gaming of most sorts. Board game and video game alike, so long as it contains the essence of serious strategy. If any of you are interested, I'm a member in , a Risk-like online gaming platform. Extremely interesting, it is. Over thirty different maps and several styles of gameplay.

Furthermore, I'm an avid Toronto Maple Leafs fan. :D Sports are another hobby of mine, but I'll only touch on that very briefly, as this is not what this blog is about. :D

Indeed, Kate, it is amazing to see what God has shown us through history. It is fulfilling to see all of the fulfilled prophecies, and those yet to come.

And, to touch briefly on another subject, some of you may ask, "Why did God let this happen?" or "If Christianity is so peaceful, what about the Crusades?" I don't have any immediate answer to the first question, except that all things work according to His plan. As for the second, maybe this question can be answered in the following few posts, as it is a rather interesting and complex question, of which most ignorant parties don't fully comprehend the full political, religious and social reasons behind the Crusades.

That's all for now. Cheerio

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Kate's Introduction


I'm Kate Kracklin and I love history. It's pretty cool to see what God has done throughout history. You can even find that most prophecies in the Bible have been full filled; some are still to come. Writing is also very fun--especially combining history with made up characters and making historical fiction.

I especially like (in more or less chronological order) beginning times, the Crucifiction and following two centuries, the Vikings/Early English history, the Reformation, the re-discovery of America (the Vikings beat Columbus to it!), the French Revolution and following uprisings, the Civil War (a mix of south and north), World War One, World War Two, and Vietnam War.And navel/warfare history and Asian history (which I haven't done much of yet) and literature history.

Soon, there may be a new blog author who is almost good enough to be a professional history teacher. His ego is disgusting, but his information priceless (so don't flatter him if you don't want exploded ego all over, but do listen to him).

Kate Kracklin