The Second Crusade (1147–1149) was the second major crusade launched from Europe. The Second Crusade was started in response to the fall of the County of Edessa in 1144 to the forces of Zengi. The Second Crusade was announced by Pope Eugene III, and was the first of the crusades to be led by European kings. The crusade in the east was a failure for the crusaders and a great victory for the Muslims. It would ultimately have a key influence on the fall of Jerusalem and give rise to the Third Crusade at the end of the 12th century.
I, Pope Eugune III declare the second crusade to begin so we can take back the holy land. In the name of Christ!
We won the Second Crusade! This is a huge victory as we can now expand our empire even further! I am sure we will win the next one as well...
Louis VII of France and Conrad III of Germany, I need you two to lead the attack on Jerusalem.
Our armies! We have finally reached Jerusalem! We think we are going to attack Damascus, however we are unable to communicate with the pope.
We have taken great losses to the Muslims. There is no way we can recover from these. Our fellow European Christians feel as if this is the work of the devil and we can no longer trust each other.