24th GGM:  Henry I's daughter: Matilda.  Married at age 23 to 13 year old Geoffrey V Plantagenet and son of Fulk, King of Jerusalem,  and their son was King Henry II

Unusual Historicals: Fashionable Women of the Anglo-Norman Period

BALDWIN  I, 1st king of Jerusalem... On 25 December 1100, in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem; a date and place steeped in symbolism, the patriarch (Daimbert) crowned and anointed Baldwin of Boulogne as the first Frankish King of Jerusalem.

Ancient, Classical and Medieval History of the Mediterranean, Europe, and the Near East: Medieval Europe Part Of Kings and Killers Pt. Ignition of the First Crusade Baldwin king of Jerusalem

Baldwin II, King of Jerusalem. Father of  Melisende of Jerusalem.

Baldwin II of Jerusalem (in French; Baudouin), formerly Baldwin II of Edessa, also called Baldwin of Bourcq, born Baldwin of Rethel (died 21 August was the second count of Edessa from 1100 to and the third king of Jerusalem from 1118 until his death.

Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem, was, along with her three sisters, and unusually influential and educated woman. Her well-documented life was long and successful.

Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem, was, along with her three sisters an unusually influential and educated woman. Her well-documented life was long and successful.

Siege of Damascus (1148) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"We were in far away Outremer, struggling to hold our territory in the Holy Land." The Book of Life, All Souls Trilogy / Outremer (French: outre-mer) for "overseas", was a general name given to the Crusader states established after the First Crusade.

FULK The Rude Leader of one of the crusades, crowned King of Jerusalem in 1113. Father of Geoffrey le Plantagenet, who married Matilda, the heiress of Henry I of England.

FULK The Rude Leader of one of the crusades, crowned King of Jerusalem in Father of Geoffrey le Plantagenet, who married Matilda, the heiress of Henry I of England.

King Baldwin IV, king of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem is largely - and unfairly - unknown in the west today.

King Baldwin IV, king of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem is largely - and unfairly - unknown in the west today.

The Tower of David is an ancient citadel located near the Jaffa Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem.  It contains important archaeological finds dating back 2,700 years.  The name "Tower of David" is due to Byzantine Christians who believed the site to be the palace of King David.  The Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem is located within the citadel.  by Ori Lubin אורי לובין http://exploretraveler.com http://exploretraveler.net

Jerusalem - The Tower of David is an ancient citadel located near the Jaffa Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem. It contains important archaeological finds dating back years.

The sword of Godfrey of Bouillon on display in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Godfrey was a medieval Frankish knight who was one of the leaders of the First Crusade from 1096 until his death. Godfrey became the first ruler of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, although he refused the title "King"; he believed that the true King of Jerusalem is Christ. The size of this sword is awesome. Try to think of fighting for a full day by wielding this weapon with one hand.

The sword of Godfrey of Bouillon on display in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Godfrey became the first ruler of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, although he refused the title "King"; as he believed that the true King of Jerusalem was Christ.

The Byzantine emperor, Alexis I feared that all Asia Minor would be overrun. He called on western Christian leaders and the papacy to come to the aid of Constantinople by undertaking a pilgrimage or a crusade that would free Jerusalem from Muslim rule.[2] Another cause was the destruction of many Christian sacred sites and the persecution of Christians under the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim.

After the successful siege of Jerusalem in Godfrey of Bouillon, leader of the First Crusade, became the first ruler of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.

Knights Templar:  Around 1119 CE, King Baldwin II of Jerusalem agreed to grant the request to form a monastic order for the protection of the pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land in Jerusalem. This request of this new order came from a French knight, Hugues de Payens, and his relative Godfrey de Saint-Omer. The Order took the name of the Poor Knights of Christ and the Temple of Solomon, or "#Templar" #knights.

Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon

Medieval knight Templar with helmet in the Norman style. Probably or early century Idade Média Imagens e Cotidiano

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