Normans are at the forefront of military operations to take the Holy Land for Christendom, and they help carve out the principality of Antioch in 1098. Tancred and Robert
II, Duke of Normandy are prominent Norman crusaders who capture Jerusalem in 1099.
The Siege of Antioch leads to the establishment of a Norman-led principality in 1098 that endures until 1268. This is longer than Norman rule in England or Sicily