Crusades - Christian

Crusades - Christian

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  • This is our territory! Leave now or face the consequences
  • Jerusalem will always be ours!!
  • What they do not know is that we will soon take back Jerusalem one step at a time!
  •  The Christians believed Palestine and Jerusalem was the Holy Land because this was where Jesus had lived, died, and preached. For a while, Muslims had controlled the land but they allowed pilgrimages and visitors until the Muslim Turks took over and attacked the Christians.                                                                                                                                                                          
  • The Byzantines feared an attack from the Muslim Turks so they called on Pope Urban to help them. Pope Urban united all the European forces and they fought against the Muslims for the Holy Land. The journey was so long very few actually made it but the Europeans still walked and fought
  • Distrust
  • After the first couple of crusades, the Europeans had gained Jerusalem but the Muslims slowly wore down their army and they gained back Jerusalem. The Crusaders were angry and so they sent more and more Crusaders to fight back and take Jerusalem. Years passed and more rulers fought. 
  • Trade
  • For years and years, they fought and soon, two new strong leaders named King Richard and Saladin faced each other. King Richard thought that he would take Jerusalem back but in the end, Saladin won. However, Saladin proposed that the Crusaders could visit the Holy Land but this was not enough for the Crusaders.
  • Eventually, the Crusades ended after a long time and the Muslims won. The Crusades ended the way they had started and the Crusaders returned defeated to Europe. There was some distrust between the Jews and Christians because the Christians had attacked them. This was the same for the Muslims and Christians.
  • A while after the Crusades ended, trade and language began to increase and so did the power of the kings. A large amount of money was required to pay for the wars and taxes increased. This angered people and the nobles that paid the taxes made the Magna Carta to limit the King's power. 
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