The Holy Land: The Crusades
Pope Urban II was the one to convince people to go to the Holy …show more content…
In the Second Crusade, the Seljuk Turks fought back and took down Edessa. The two leaders set out to take the Holy Land back though, were not successful. In the Third Crusade, it was just bad luck for the three powerful monarchs that set out to take it back. In the Fourth Crusade, the crusaders decided to attack Constantinople instead of going to the Holy Land. The next crusade was called the Children’s Crusade. The pope denied them and told them to go home. In the Fifth Crusade, they failed, ending papal leadership of the western crusaders. In the Sixth Crusade, Frederick II lead it. It took place with no papal support. The Holy City was taken back but was lost when Frederick left (296). The Seventh and Eighth Crusades were both failures and were poorly organized by the king of France, Louis IX (Spielvogel, 296).
The Crusades were in attempt of taking the Holy Land back. It was a failure, with many casualties. They did manage to retake the Holy Land once, but soon loss it to the Seljuk Turks. The crusaders went on the Crusades because it was an opportunity to gain territory, riches, status, possibly a title, and to have an adventure. Even though they never reached their main goal, they did accomplish some achievements along the