5つ星のうち5.0'Peasants' Crusade" Comes Alive in "A Horde of Fools"
With great historical accuracy, Robert Hirsch has brought alive the people and events of "The Peasants' Crusade" that preceded the First Crusade called by Pope Urban in 1096. As described by Hirsch, the motivation of those in the Peasants’ Crusade was a mixture of pious and selfish desire. Many believed they were obeying God’s Will. Others were in it to satisfy their lust for gold and blood. Most were Catholic but all were definitely not faithful in varying degrees to God and His Catholic Church. “A Horde of Fools” reminds me of the quote by Archbishop Fulton Sheen: “The Church is perfect but it consists of imperfect people!” ... or fools!