Ed-vise Episode 166

A cool GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Made a mistake on the episode count. Darn editors taking a nap on me!

Monday Musings Ed-vise today. Yup. Start of another week to make it happen…y’all!

I started reading about Eleanor of Aquitaine by Amy Kelly. Reason being is the new CEO of my company said he would like to have dinner with her (she’s been dead for some time) so I thought I’d read up on her.

The thing that got me musing was the impact of old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in. In 1147, the Second Crusade kicked off. Eleanor went with her hubby, Louis, out of France because, her hubby wanted to please God and everyone else and she was bored. Really.

So, they went by land and got the crap kicked out of them all the way to the port city of Satalia.

Now, they brought a bunch of people with them. A bunch of peasants, prisoners, dukes, princes and princesses. Why? Because the harvest was done and they had nothing better to do so, they took up arms, paid the huge taxes, and went off to free the Holy Land.

Now, at Satalia, some 7000 men were abandoned. Why? They couldn’t afford the four silver pieces to cross on land and there wasn’t enough room on the boats to Damascus.

Left them to fend for themselves. They did not have money to return home. Old men of God, drug them off to war and left them. I guess they could have died in battle or starved to death as poor beggars so it really didn’t matter how they ended up dead in the dreams of old men about war. I’m just saying.

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember nurses use red crayons because sometimes, they draw blood….GET IT? HAHAHAHHAA

Peace

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