Crusaders 1096-1204 - King and Country
Crusaders 1096 - 1204 King & Country producers of all-metal, hand-painted 1:30 scale 60mm Collectible toy soldiers, military miniatures and civilian toy soldier figures.
Pope Innocent III succeeded to the papacy in 1198, and the preaching of a new crusade became the goal of his pontificate, expounded in his bull Post miserabile.
His call was largely ignored by the European monarchs: the Germans were struggling against Papal power, and England and France were still engaged in warfare against each other.
However, due to the preaching of Fulk of Neuilly, a crusading army was finally organised at a tournament held at Écry by Count Thibaut of Champagne in 1199. Thibaut was elected leader, but he died in 1201 and was replaced by an Italian count, Boniface of Montferrat.