How Well Do You Know the History of the Crusades? Let’s Find Out!

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The Crusades were one of the bloodiest periods in history. A series of religious wars in the Middle Ages, the First Crusade began in 1095 and the final official Crusade ended nearly 200 years later. Christian pilgrims in Europe were sanctioned by the Catholic Church to protect the Byzantine Empire and to gain access to Eastern Mediterranean sites.

How much do you remember about the Crusades? Do you remember how many official Crusades there were? Do you remember what happened at the Siege of Edessa? And do you recall who was the first ruler of the Kingdom of Jerusalem?

Take this quiz on the Crusades and see how much you might remember from history class.