Learn about the fight to take back the holy land.
What were the crusades about?
The first crusade was about the armies of Christians from Western Europe and their quest to take back the holy land. After they regained Jerusalem in the year 1099, the Muslims vowed to take back the holy land. After a couple crusades, the idea behind the crusades started to change. During the third crusade, most crusaders were excommunicated after the Siege of Constantinople.