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Monday, April 17, 2006

Listorama special: The Crusades

Taken from Christopher Tyerman's The Crusades: A Very Short Introduction:

The crusader states of Outremer:
  • County of Edessa;
  • Principality of Antioch;
  • County of Tripoli;
  • Kingdom of Jerusalem (p 28)
Royal succession in the Kingdom of Jerusalem:
  • A possible bigamist (Amalric, 1163-74)
  • A leper (Baldwin IV, 1174-85)
  • A child (Baldwin V, 1185-6)
  • A woman (Sybil, 1186-90)
  • and her unpopular arriviste husband (Guy, 1186-92) (p 30)

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