Archaeologists at Jacob's Ford in Israel unearthed a mass grave filled with the skeletons of warriors of a massive battle.

Battle of Jacob's Ford - was a victory of the Muslim sultan Saladin over the Christian King Baldwin IV of Jerusalem.

Catholic, Crusader, Leper and King: The Life of Baldwin IV and the Triumph of the Cross (pg. 4) http://www.tfp.org/magazines/crusade_mag_vol_83.pdf

Coronation Baldwin IV - Baldwin IV – 16 March called the Leper or the Leprous, reigned as King of Jerusalem from 1174 until his death. He was the son of Amalric I of Jerusalem and his first wife, Agnes of Courtenay

Baldwin IV of Jerusalem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - after 1185 medieval history stops being interesting for me

Death of Amalric I; Bottom: Coronation of Baldwin IV. (MS of William of Tyre's Historia and Old French Continuation, painted in Acre, Bib.

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.

amazing (but historical inaccurate) interpretation of leper king Baldwin IV of Jerusalem in the movie "Kingdom of Heaven"

amazing (but historical inaccurate) interpretation of leper king Baldwin IV of Jerusalem in the movie "Kingdom of Heaven" - shit movie but it has Baldwin in it

The Battle of Montgisard, 1177 Between Saladin the leader of the Muslim Ayyubids VS. the Kingdom of Jerusalem  led by Baldwin IV of Jerusalem & Raynald de Châtillon, The Muslim army was defeated.  معركة مونتجيسارد 1177، وقعت مابينصلاح الدين الأيوبي من الجانب الإسلامي في مواجهة التحالف الصليبي بقيادة بولدوين ملك  مملكة بيت المقدس الصليبية و رينولد دي شاتيو  لم يكن النصر حليف المسلمين في هذه المعركة.

The Battle of Montgisard, 1177 Between Saladin the leader of the Muslim Ayyubids VS. the Kingdom of Jerusalem led by Baldwin IV of Jerusalem & Raynald de Châtillon, The Muslim army was defeated.

Isabella I was the younger half-sister of King Baldwin IV of Jerusalem.

Isabella I was the younger half-sister of King Baldwin IV of Jerusalem.

Nem mesmo a doença impediu Balduíno IV de liderar o exército cristão contra as investidas de Saladino.

A rather hasty sketch that I found the time to color. Baldwin IV was the king of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem from 1161 to 1185 A. Baldwin IV, the Leper King of Jerusalem

King Baldwin IV of Jerusalem Leprosy Foundation

King Baldwin IV of Jerusalem Leprosy Foundation

Ancestors of King Baldwin IV of Jerusalem.

Ancestors of King Baldwin IV of Jerusalem.

Kerak - a large crusader castle located in Jordan, once stronghold of Raynald of Châtillon built in 1142. Muslims had sought to take Kerak many times, finally in 1187 they stretched its defenses to breaking point. At one point, 9 catapults were bombarding the walls and inhabitants within. Word reached King Baldwin IV of Jerusalem who, although suffering from leprosy and had to be carried on a stretcher, personally led the army of knights forcing Saladin to lift the siege.

Kerak - a large crusader castle located in Jordan, once stronghold of Raynald…

Baldwin IV of Jerusalem's Tomb

Baldwin IV of Jerusalem's Tomb

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