“The Colts” by Benjamin Parzybok

Benjamin Parzybok wrote about the revolution near the end of the Crusades which inspired his story “The Colts”:

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“During the crusades the Pope ordered Christian kingdoms to fulfill strict quotas of people sent down to fight against the Muslims. And at the tail-end of the crusades, these people were inevitably the farmers and workers and lowest classes who were sent down to die, against an enemy they knew practically nothing about, for reasons that were not at all clear.”