A War For Faith
The Crusades were a series of battles for their faith. The Muslims were fighting to hold land and for their gods while the Christians fought to regain control of their land which they felt was given to them by God. It was considered a holy war and was fought for about 200 years.
The Christians were called the Knight's Templar, due to them being Knights and apart of a new-found military order against The Muslims. They began a Crusade, which means "going to the cross", against The Muslims after The Muslims took over the holy city of Jerusalem. The first crusade was the most successful for the Christians.
The Muslims were the group who defended against the Templar's after they took over a lot of holy land. They were led by a man named Saladin. They held off against the Christians for the 200 years of the Crusades but eventually the last Muslim outpost fell in the year 1291.