Sericulture (The Process of Making Silk), 蚕织图,    In the 6th century the Smuggling of silkworm eggs into the Byzantine Empire led to its establishment in the Mediterranean. In 1147, during the Second Crusade, Roger II of Sicily (1095–1154) attacked Corinth and Thebes, two important centres of Byzantine silk production, capturing the weavers and their equipment and establishing his own silkworks in Palermo and Calabria, eventually spreading the industry to Western Europe.

Sericulture (The Process of Making Silk), 蚕织图, In the 6th century the Smuggling of silkworm eggs into the Byzantine Empire led to its establishment in the Mediterranean. In 1147, during the Second Crusade, Roger II of Sicily (1095–1154) attacked Corinth and Thebes, two important centres of Byzantine silk production, capturing the weavers and their equipment and establishing his own silkworks in Palermo and Calabria, eventually spreading the industry to Western Europe.

The Second Crusade occurred a little under a half a century after the First Crusade. The Second Crusade was primarily spurred on by a need to reinforce Jerusalem against Turkish Muslim invaders who threatened to retake the city from the Europeans who had conquered it during the First Crusade. Pope Eugene III urged Christians in Europe to aid Jerusalem.

The Second Crusade occurred a little under a half a century after the First Crusade. The Second Crusade was primarily spurred on by a need to reinforce Jerusalem against Turkish Muslim invaders who threatened to retake the city from the Europeans who had conquered it during the First Crusade. Pope Eugene III urged Christians in Europe to aid Jerusalem.

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Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122 or 1124 – 1 April 1204) was Queen Consort of France,and also Queen Consort of England. She was one of the most powerful women in Middle Ages. In 1157 she gave birth to her favorite son Richard the Lionheart. She outlived all her children except for King John and Eleanor, Queen of Castile. Eleanor of Aquitaine was renowned for her powerful personality and leading her sons in rebellion against their father, King Henry II.

Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122 or 1124 – 1 April 1204) was Queen Consort of France,and also Queen Consort of England. She was one of the most powerful women in Middle Ages. In 1157 she gave birth to her favorite son Richard the Lionheart. She outlived all her children except for King John and Eleanor, Queen of Castile. Eleanor of Aquitaine was renowned for her powerful personality and leading her sons in rebellion against their father, King Henry II.

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King Louis VII of France announces that France will join in the Second Crusade.

King Louis VII of France announces that France will join in the Second Crusade.

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Thousands of skeletal remains of the victims of Islamic invasion is discovered on the way to Jerusalem. The army of the Second Crusade find the remains of the soldiers of the First Crusade - Gustave Dore.

Thousands of skeletal remains of the victims of Islamic invasion is discovered on the way to Jerusalem. The army of the Second Crusade find the remains of the soldiers of the First Crusade - Gustave Dore.

The Second Crusade: Scope and Consequences

The Second Crusade: Scope and Consequences

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