What battle led to the Crusades?

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What battle led to the Crusades?

The Crusades (1995-1291 CE):

The Crusades were a series of nine European military campaigns into the Holy Land. Their ultimate objective was to capture and secure the city of Jerusalem for Christendom.

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One of the battles that precipitated the The First Crusade was the Battle of Manzikert, where Byzantine forces were defeated by the armies of the...

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The Great Crusades: History and Timeline

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