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Any book tagged with this topic discusses the Crusades or is set in a time or place with the Crusades as a backdrop. The Crusades were a series of religious campaigns fought by medieval European countries in an attempt to take back the Holy Land from the Muslim Turks. There were five major Crusades fought between AD 1096 and 1291, but there were many minor Crusades in between which lasted into the 15th century. The Crusades swept across Europe as a religious fervor, and almost all kings and countries took part, as did the famous Order of the Knights Templar.

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The Tartar Khan's Englishman - by Gabriel Ronay