>"There is no beer in Palestine and therefore one cannot survive there"
t. Leszek the White, Duke of Poland, asked by Pope Innocent III why Poles don't want to join the crusades
They should make a horror film about this.
A chronicler, Radulph of Caen wrote (in 1107, 9 years after the fact):
Some people said that, constrained by the lack of food, they boiled pagan adults in cooking-pots, impaled children on spits and devoured them grilled.
These events were also chronicled by Fulcher of Chartres, who wrote:
I shudder to tell that many of our people, harassed by the madness of excessive hunger, cut pieces from the buttocks of the Saracens already dead there, which they cooked, but when it was not yet roasted enough by the fire, they devoured it with savage mouth.
>"Only a table."
t. John Scotus Eriugena, asked by Charles the Bald what the difference is between an Irishman and a drunkard