The Crusades

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The Crusades were military expeditions of Christian Europe in the 12th and 13th centuries for the recovery of the Holy Land from the Muslim Turks. They included the following:

  1. First Crusade, 1096-99
  2. Second Crusade, 1147-49
  3. Third Crusade, 1189-92
  4. Fourth Crusade, 1202-04
  5. Children's Crusade, 1212

External Links on the Crusades - The Crusades - Catholic Encyclopedia

  • The Crusades - Medieval Sourcebook
  • Medieval Crusades - Website devoted to the history of the crusades.
  • The Crusades: 1096 to 1289 - The Islam Project. Brief description with very nice map of crusade routes.
  • Photo of Knight in Chain Mail Armor - Dorchester Abbey, England
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