The First Crusades: The Third Crusade

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The First Crusade
The first crusade was called together by Pope Urban II, as their first attempt at taking the Holy Lands in 1095. It began as a widespread pilgrimage, in western christendom. It however ended with Roman Catholic Europe, trying to regain the Holy Lands taken in the Muslim conquest of the Levant.

The Second Crusade
A French monk, who went by the name, 'Peter the Hermit', created a mixed up army, that consisted of soldiers and peasants. Peter and his army created a People's Crusade in 1096, by inspiring people to battle against the Muslims for the Holy Land. The People's Crusade ended badly and unfortunately failed, resulting in most of the Crusaders being killed by Turkish soldiers.

The Third Crusade
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To keep control over the crusader states, like Edessa, some European lords were slaved. The Holy Order of Knights attacked back, when a Crusader state was stormed, the two most powerful monarchs involved were Emperor Conrad III and King Louis VII. Most of the Crusaders ended up going home and the plan was unsuccessful because the Emperor and the King both wanted to take over Damascus instead of protecting Edessa. The few Crusaders who stayed, helped defend Jerusalem.

The Sixth Crusade
This Crusade was also known as The Kings Crusade, and it was very successful. The Third Crusade was an attempt by European leaders to reconquer the Holy Land from Saladin. Although it was unsuccessful in capturing Jerusalem, they did however reverse some of Saladin's conquests and capture the cities of Acre and Jaffa.

The Seventh Crusade
The Fourth Crusade appears to not have very much ability to support it. In 1202, with the French Knights leading the Crusade, they started out for the Holy Land. On the way there, the Knights got distracted by the Venetian Lords, who persuaded them to siege the Eastern Orthodox Constantinople instead of reconquering the Holy Lands. The Pope was a Roman Christian Orthodox and not a Greek Orthodox ruler, meaning he was being selfish for ruling an additional Christian Land. Finally, when Constantinople was under Roman Orthodox rule, they lost the power to control it to the

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