Impact of the Crusades and the Black Death on
Typical uniform of a soldier during the Crusades
A depiction of what the battlefield usually looked like at the time
This is Pope Urban II he is the main person who started the crusades
What were the Crusades?
Originally the crusades were a way for nobles to take their frustration out on each other and to stop feuding over which form of Christianity was right. They were also military campaigns started by the church in order to reunite Eastern and Western Christianity after the great schism in the church. The crusades played a major role in the church during Medieval Europe. The crusades helped the church regain power that it had lost after the Holy Land had been conquered by the Turks in the 7th century.
The First Crusade
The Crusades began in Rome and ended in Jerusalem, the First Crusade was a complete success because the end goal was to retake Jerusalem from the Turks. After the successful journey they had split up the conquered land into the feudal states of Jerusalem, Edessa, and Antioch. Edessa was later captured by the Turks which is what lead to the start of the Second Crusade.
The Second Crusade
The Third Crusade
The Fourth Crusade
the fith crusade
The Black Death
The Black Death or the "Bubonic Plague" was one of the most devastating events of Europe's history. The people believed that God was punishing them for their sins. It also made people convert to religions other than Catholicism thinking that they wouldn't be affected by the Plague because of their conversion.