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Tagged With: medieval history

Baldwin’s Captivity and Escape

Baldwin II did not move himself and his family to Antioch, though he assumed control over the principality after the crusaders’ near annihilation at the Field of Blood. In 1120 and again in 1122, he led his army through the territory in outer-Orontes, intimidating the Turkish raiders into retreat from the region. However, no sooner … Continue reading »

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Inspiration for God’s Kingdom

God’s Kingdom is a novel set in the 12th century. It follows the story of Johannes and Wilfred’s adventures in the Holy Land. German baron, Johannes and his adopted son, Wilfred, mortgage their inheritance in Saarburg, Germany off to Johannes’s younger brother, Balderic, the Bishop of Cologne which finances their journey to the Holy Land. Their desire is to … Continue reading »

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