Bloody and brutal, the Crusades were meant to be the religious wars to end all wars. But in modern times, their history has been hijacked by many, with both Muslim and Western worlds misunderstanding the truth for their own ends. This three-part BBC history documentary sets out to uncover the truth behind the Crusades. Why was such unspeakable violence conducted in the name of God?
Watch The Crusades and more acclaimed documentaries on BBC Select today. Restrictions apply*.
More documentaries you might like...
Was Thomas Cromwell a corrupt, ambitious politician or has history unfairly maligned him?
The pioneering reign of Elizabeth II's grandparents, King George and Queen Mary.
The women at the heart of the bloody War of the Roses that helped shape British history.
How the ideas that shaped Margaret More's education changed the cultural life of England.
Woman standing facing the right with British flags in the background
The Stuart monarchs are considered merciless tyrants, but they also forged modern Britain.