Kingdom of Jerusalem - Arms and Armour. ♣Regnum Hierosolimitanum  (Latin). ♣Roiaume de Jherusalem  (Old French). ♣Regno di Gerusalemme  (Italian). ♣Βασίλειον τῶν Ἱεροσολύμων (Ancient Greek).

Kingdom of Jerusalem - Arms and Armour. ♣Regnum Hierosolimitanum (Latin). ♣Roiaume de Jherusalem (Old French). ♣Regno di Gerusalemme (Italian). ♣Βασίλειον τῶν Ἱεροσολύμων (Ancient Greek).

The kingdom of Jerusalem and the other Crusader states in the context of the Near East in 1135.

The kingdom of Jerusalem and the other Crusader states in the context of the Near East in 1135.

Europe was divided into states whose rulers were involved in petty territorial disputes. In 1070 Jerusalem, the Seljukian Turks were gaining power and saw it as a threat to Christendom. In 1070 Jerusalem was taken, and in 1071 Diogenes, the Greek emperor, was defeated and made captive at Mantzikert. Asia Minor and all of Syria became the prey of the Turks. Antioch succumbed in 1084, and by 1092 remained in the possession of the Christians.

Europe was divided into states whose rulers were involved in petty territorial disputes. In 1070 Jerusalem, the Seljukian Turks were gaining power and saw it as a threat to Christendom. In 1070 Jerusalem was taken, and in 1071 Diogenes, the Greek emperor, was defeated and made captive at Mantzikert. Asia Minor and all of Syria became the prey of the Turks. Antioch succumbed in 1084, and by 1092 remained in the possession of the Christians.

Kingdom of Jerusalem - Arms and Armour. The kingdom was ethnically, religiously, and linguistically diverse, although the crusaders themselves and their descendants were an elite Catholic minority. They imported many customs and institutions from their homelands in Western Europe, and there were close familial and political connections with the West throughout the kingdom's existence.

Kingdom of Jerusalem - Arms and Armour. The kingdom was ethnically, religiously, and linguistically diverse, although the crusaders themselves and their descendants were an elite Catholic minority. They imported many customs and institutions from their homelands in Western Europe, and there were close familial and political connections with the West throughout the kingdom's existence.

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 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.

Queen Sibylla of Jerusalem. Married to Guy of Lusignan, twice. Contrary to "Kingdom of Heaven", never had anything to do with Balian of Ibelin.

Queen Sibylla of Jerusalem. Married to Guy of Lusignan, twice. Contrary to "Kingdom of Heaven", never had anything to do with Balian of Ibelin.

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