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The history of Middle-Earth (chibi version): Part 55: Deus vult

12th August 2013 (12:46)

'Deus vult!' (Latin for 'God wills it!') was the battlecry of the First Crusade. In 1095 Pope Urban II told a massed gathering of French knights and nobles that it was their sacred duty to go and recapture Jerusalem from the infidel, and they responded by shouting that slogan.




Part 55: Deus vult


Next time: Part 56: Charge!

Chibis by tektek.org
Original story by and copyright to J R R Tolkien, ed. C Tolkien: Primarily based on the Silmarillion, but incorporating ideas from the 12-volume History of Middle Earth series.
Questions and comments welcome!

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Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 13th August 2013 13:50 (UTC)

So that's why prophets and such always climb to the top of a mountain when they want to converse with God. Better cell reception.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 13th August 2013 16:01 (UTC)

:)

Though how does this explain the Tower of Babel?

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