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IV. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and The Children's crusades.

These crusades went on for nearly 100 years, all together. The first crusade went from 1096-1099. It was fought by a peasant army. The second crusade went from 1147-1149, and was when Saladin took control of the Holy Lands. The third. Rushed went from 1189-1193, and was the longest crusade to date. The Children's Crusade was a crusade led by children(most of whom were under the age of 12.) A young boy supposedly heard the word of god, and gathered up an army to go to the Holy Lands, and defeat the Muslims. They did not make it to the Holy Lands, and had to stop, turn around, and go home.

V. Spanish Inquisition in the Middle Ages

The Spanish Inquisition was began by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in the beginning of the 17th century. The purpose of the Spanish Inquisition was to purify Spain of all people that did not believe in the catholic branch of religion. In other words, the king Md queen wanted to get rid of everyone that wasn't Catholic, or what they called the heretics.

Medici Family

The Medici was a family that lived in the late Middle Ages. When people think of them, they think of money, and this is because this family began the first banks in the world. The public could finally have a safe holding place for money, and could finally draw out loans.

Medevial Churches and Their Design

During the middle Ages, the Gothic style of art came to be. It was a very elaborate and expressive type of Medieval art, and was usually applied to building churches, and to putting artwork in churches. Gothic churches also have a design that best shows off the characteristics of a building, and the architectural structure of the building. These buildings usually were counterparted by vaulting ceilings and ornate columns, and most of the Gothic churches had the same basic layout.

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