The Crusades

Derived from the phrase, 'Of the cross', few things in history have stirred up controversy like the Crusades. Since the calling of the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont in 1095, these so-called 'Holy Wars' went on to dictate much of European and Middle Eastern history until around 1291. Some would argue that the wars never ended!

In this section, you will find a breakdown of what I consider to be the most important aspects.