Assess The Causes And Consequences Of The Fourth Crusade

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The fourth crusade started in 1201 CE and ended three years later in 1204. It occurred shortly after the third crusade. In 1203 CE, Alexius IV said, once he was back on his throne, he would pay for the rest of the Crusade. Crusaders took over Constantinople and put him on the throne, but he could not pay the money he had promised, so he tried to pay the money through raising taxes. Then he became so unpopular that he was executed and Alexios Doukas was proclaimed emperor as Alexios V. In 1204, the Crusaders and Venetians attacked Constantinople and sacked the city. Not getting payed infuriated the Crusaders.
In 1193 CE, Saladin died because of yellow fever. After his death, Ayyubid took control of Jerusalem. The crusaders thought it would be

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