Gaining honor, respect and glory is all-important to the medieval knight. And embarking on a crusade to the Holy Land in pursuit of the ‘infidels’ is one way of getting it. Of course, there’s also the promise of land and untold riches. And by demonstrating their love of God in this way, the crusaders believed they could secure their access to paradise. But how did the fabled knights fare on their way to Jerusalem? Chose to cross the Mediterranean by boat rather than enduring the long and challenging overland route came with serious challenges: Which boats should they use? How would they cope with the crossing? And how could they keep their essential war-horses alive?