Take control of Zara for us, then we will give you money.
The 2nd Crusade was horrible!!! There were many losses on the journey, and plenty of poor planning. The Christians lost before they even began.
We know what those are!!!!!
The 3rd Crusade had King Richard fighting Saladin, but they eventually negotiated and the King returned home.
We love being rulers!! Take that Mr. Pope!!
The 4th Crusade had knights coming, but didn't have enough money, and in exchange for money the Venetians made them conquer Zara, then they went on their way to lose to the Muslims again after a bunch of fighting.
I don't like you people!!!
Crusaders learned about products like rice, cotton cloth, and apricots. Trade grew between Europe and Asia.
Kings gained power because lots of nobles died and left unclaimed land, which kings took, and the popes had lost power over the armies.
Christians, Jews, and Muslims now all hated one another because of the crusades and all the fighting and bloodshed.