The Crusades were military expeditions of Christian Europe in the 12th and 13th centuries for the recovery of the Holy Land from the Muslim Turks. They included the following:
- First Crusade, 1096-99
- Second Crusade, 1147-49
- Third Crusade, 1189-92
- Fourth Crusade, 1202-04
- Children's Crusade, 1212
External Links on the Crusades - The Crusades - Catholic Encyclopedia
- The Crusades - Medieval Sourcebook
- Medieval Crusades - Website devoted to the history of the crusades.
- The Crusades: 1096 to 1289 - The Islam Project. Brief description with very nice map of crusade routes.
- Photo of Knight in Chain Mail Armor - Dorchester Abbey, England