The justification for the crusades began in 1009, when the Fatimid caliph of Cairo had the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem destroyed. His successor permitted the Byzantine Empire to rebuild it under stringent circumstances, and pilgrimage was again permitted, but many stories began to be circulated in the West about the alleged cruelty of Muslims toward Christian pilgrims. The reasons, for individuals risking their own lives in the crusades, are varied. At the time, there was an awakening of intense Christian piety and public interest in religious affairs, providing overwhelming popular support for the crusades. Some crusaders were motivated by a belief that they were doing the work of God. Others were motivated by a sense of adventure, or just an opportunity to escape their humdrum existences. Many hoped for the booty that was expected to come with military success.
The crusaders defeated the Turks at the city of Jerusalem.
The crusaders of the First Crusade captured Jerusalem on July 15, 1099.
Generally speaking, Crusaders massacred Jews and any other Non-Christians they encountered on their holy war to retake Jerusalem.
The Crusaders wanted to control the city of Jerusalem.
The first time, but then Saladin the Great(Muslim General) defeatedthe crusaders and recaptured Jerusalem in 1187 A.D.
Jerusalem was the destination of the first two crusaders.
in the summer of 1099
They Captured Jerusalem.
the jerusalem cross
They conquered Jerusalem in 1099 but started traveling in 1096
A General named Saladin led the Muslim Army to retake Jerusalem and the Holy Land from the Crusaders.
The crusades were vicious fighters who fought for Jerusalem and fought and fought and stuff and jiggly puff and i won
The Crusaders entered Jerusalem and killed everyone they met, going into houses and dragging out inhabitants to kill them. The Crusaders also set the Jews's synagogue on fire, killing everyone who was hiding inside. Jerusalem fell to the Crusaders in the end.
It was taken by the crusaders.
to retake Jerusalem form the Muslims
The Crusaders were from all part of Europe but the Crusades themselves were in the holy land, Jerusalem, in the Middle East.
The crusaders were trying to reach Jerusalem.
Crusaders are the people who joined the crusade in the hope to free the Holy Land (Jerusalem) from the Muslim Seljuk Turks. Crusaders are the people who joined the crusade in the hope to free the Holy Land (Jerusalem) from the Muslim Seljuk Turks.