This is my first attempt at a timeline so any advice is appreciated. Prologue The appeal of the Byzantine Emperor lay opened upon the desk of Pope Urban II. In it the Emperor appealed for help liberating the holy land for Christendom. Taking the holy land would be easy, but keeping it not so much. The banner of Islam continued to spread throughout the world. Spain remained under Muslim control and the Pope was not sure that he could retain control of the holy sites in Judea. Judea, that was it. The Jewish problem had always plagued him. The slayers of Jesus walking around free. All the Jews in Christendom would be forced to go on the crusade and would act as a buffer between the good Christian states and the Seljuk Turks that ravaged pilgrims. The Pope quickly wrote up a decree and declared the first crusade for the holy land. Inserted in that decree is that all Jews will be forced to fight on this crusade. All property must either be sold or will be seized by the church. Within six months not a Jew was left in Europe.