There is also another reason I am going on this crusade. What the muslims have done to Jerusalem is awful. They won't let anyone pilgrimage to the holy city, and this is unacceptable the Pope is right we need to act, and soon!
We are on the road now leaving France for Jerusalem the conditions are awful, hunger, disease, freezing weather, and quarrels among the men, have taken a toll on me. I hope we get there soon I am itching to fight a worthy battle! If we win there is promise of money, land, spices, and silk. If we win it will all be worth it! Things will change in Jerusalem, just you wait! THE CRUSADERS ARE COMING!