WHY DID THE FIRST CRUSADE HAPPEN? The First Crusade was launched in 1095 by Pope Urban II tocheck the advance of the Muslims and regain control of the city ofJerusalem and the Holy Land.
INFORMATION There have been a number of crusades over history. However, the medieval Crusades originallystarted in 1095 with the major goal of recapturing Jerusalem and the Holy Land from Muslim rule, whichhad been in place since the 7th century. However, the immediate cause of the first crusade in 1095 wasas a response to a call from the Eastern Orthodox Empire for help against the expansion of the MuslimTurks into Anatolia (modern day Turkey). The Pope delivered an edict that it was Gods will thatChristians fight for the return of the Holy Land and anyone who fought was guaranteed a "do not passGo" ticket straight to Heaven (Purgatory still existed then, you see...). Knights, merchants, and ordinarymen, women and children from all over Europe flocked towards the eastern Mediterranean in responseto the Popes call to action. This was how the first commercial banks were formed, as suddenly largeamounts of people needed to access trading currency a long way from home.
DID YOU KNOWThis is like one of the battle sites that they were fighting over the holy land at
WHO FOUGHT IN THE FIRST CRUSADE Romans and Muslims
WHERE DID THEY FIGHT They fought in Jerusalem City.
HOW DID THE FIRST CRUSADE END 1099 July 15 The soldiers of the First Crusade successfullyscaled the walls of Jerusalem and took the Holy city.
WHAT IS A WHY THAT THEFIRST CRUSADE AFFECTED US A way that the first crusade affected us is that we haveseveral religions in the world and if the first crusade did nothappen is that we would only be Muslims in the world