Europe was divided into states whose rulers were involved in petty territorial disputes. In 1070 Jerusalem, the Seljukian Turks were gaining power and saw it as a threat to Christendom. In 1070 Jerusalem was taken, and in 1071 Diogenes, the Greek emperor, was defeated and made captive at Mantzikert. Asia Minor and all of Syria became the prey of the Turks. Antioch succumbed in 1084, and by 1092 remained in the possession of the Christians.

Europe was divided into states whose rulers were involved in petty territorial disputes. In 1070 Jerusalem, the Seljukian Turks were gaining power and saw it as a threat to Christendom. In 1070 Jerusalem was taken, and in 1071 Diogenes, the Greek emperor, was defeated and made captive at Mantzikert. Asia Minor and all of Syria became the prey of the Turks. Antioch succumbed in 1084, and by 1092 remained in the possession of the Christians.

Crusader coins of the Kingdom of Jerusalem - Bezant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Crusader coins of the Kingdom of Jerusalem - Bezant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Knight of Equestrian Order, 12th century The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem is a Roman Catholic order of knighthood under the protection of the pope.

Knight of Equestrian Order, 12th century The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem is a Roman Catholic order of knighthood under the protection of the pope.

Kingdom of Jerusalem - Arms and Armour. The kingdom was ethnically, religiously, and linguistically diverse, although the crusaders themselves and their descendants were an elite Catholic minority. They imported many customs and institutions from their homelands in Western Europe, and there were close familial and political connections with the West throughout the kingdom's existence.

Kingdom of Jerusalem - Arms and Armour. The kingdom was ethnically, religiously, and linguistically diverse, although the crusaders themselves and their descendants were an elite Catholic minority. They imported many customs and institutions from their homelands in Western Europe, and there were close familial and political connections with the West throughout the kingdom's existence.

Kingdom of Jerusalem - Arms and Armour. ♣Regnum Hierosolimitanum  (Latin). ♣Roiaume de Jherusalem  (Old French). ♣Regno di Gerusalemme  (Italian). ♣Βασίλειον τῶν Ἱεροσολύμων (Ancient Greek).

Kingdom of Jerusalem - Arms and Armour. ♣Regnum Hierosolimitanum (Latin). ♣Roiaume de Jherusalem (Old French). ♣Regno di Gerusalemme (Italian). ♣Βασίλειον τῶν Ἱεροσολύμων (Ancient Greek).

Walls of Jerusalem – Dixon’s Kingdom

Walls of Jerusalem – Dixon’s Kingdom

Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sixteenth-century bronze statue of Godfrey of Bouillon from the group of heroes surrounding the memorial to Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor in the Hofkirche, Innsbruck.

Sixteenth-century bronze statue of Godfrey of Bouillon from the group of heroes surrounding the memorial to Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor in the Hofkirche, Innsbruck.

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