Yeah, that's true. In that sense, I could see Richard as a jedi as well. I was more referring to the crusader's in general. I can't remember which crusade or who wrote it, but there was a christian chronicler in one of them, and he wrote that when they took Jerusalem, they slaughtered everyone and had "Blood to their knees" etc. We spoke about it in school not long ago
That was the first crusade. As far as I know, the blood didn't stand to their knees literally, but they sure did kill lots of people, including lots of civilians.
The reasons seem to be more complicated, though. If I remember correctly, it started out with the Byzantine Emperor calling for help against the Turks. And then the Pope was all like: "Hey, if we are already heading there, lets take back Jerusalem." The rest is common knowledge.
But even the first crusaders may still be more like Jedi than like Sith. The Sith have rarely been Well-Intentioned Extremists
. The Jedi on the other hand have been there at least once, during the First Great Schism
But, this thread asks for glorious Jedi, and even if the crusaders in the first crusade might have been Jedi-like, they sure weren't glorious Jedi.