Burials at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem: Baldwin I of Jerusalem, Fulk of Jerusalem, Baldwin Iii of Jerusalem

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Baldwin I of Jerusalem, Fulk of Jerusalem, Baldwin Iii of Jerusalem, Baldwin Iv of Jerusalem, Baldwin V of Jerusalem, Baldwin Ii of Jerusalem. Excerpt: Baldwin III Baldwin III of Jerusalem (1130 10 February 1162) was king of Jerusalem from 1143 1162. He was the eldest son of Melisende and Fulk of Jerusalem , and the grandson of ...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Baldwin I of Jerusalem, Fulk of Jerusalem, Baldwin Iii of Jerusalem, Baldwin Iv of Jerusalem, Baldwin V of Jerusalem, Baldwin Ii of Jerusalem. Excerpt: Baldwin III Baldwin III of Jerusalem (1130 10 February 1162) was king of Jerusalem from 1143 1162. He was the eldest son of Melisende and Fulk of Jerusalem , and the grandson of Baldwin II of Jerusalem . Succession Baldwin was among the second generation of children born to the descendents of the original crusaders . He was 13 years old when his father Fulk died, and the kingdom legally passed to his mother as the daughter of Baldwin II. Melisende had ruled with Fulk as a consort, and Baldwin was crowned co-ruler and heir to his mother. However, Melisende also appointed Manasses of Hierges , constable of Jerusalem , as an advisor and the two essentially excluded Baldwin from power. With a woman and a child legally ruling Jerusalem, the political situation was somewhat tense; the northern crusader states increasingly looked to assert their own independence, and there was no king to lead an army to impose the suzerainty of Jerusalem as Baldwin II or Fulk had done. In the Muslim world, Zengi ruled northern Syria from the cities of Mosul and Aleppo , and desired to add Damascus in the south to his control. According to William of Tyre , Fulk had not completely seen to the defense of the Crusader states in the north, and it was there that Zengi was most threatening. In 1144, he captured Edessa , which was a shock to the Western world and led to call for a Second Crusade . This crusade took some time to reach Jerusalem, and in the meantime Zengi was assassinated in 1146. He was succeeded by his son Nur ad-Din , who was just as eager to bring Damascus under his control. To counter this, Jerusalem and Damascus had made an alliance for t...

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  • ISBN-13: 9781155330266
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/3/2010
  • Pages: 48
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.11 (d)

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