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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.

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This is Kerak Castle in southern Jordan. Built in 1132 AD, by Baldwin I, Crusader King of Jerusalem. The castle is mentioned in an Orlando Bloom movie - I forget the name. The castle was eventually captured by Saladin in 1188 AD.

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

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

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Catholic, Crusader, Leper and King: The Life of Baldwin IV and the Triumph of the Cross (pg. 4)

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The Siege of Jerusalem took place from June 7 to July 15, 1099 during the First Crusade. The climax of the First Crusade, the successful siege saw the Crusaders seize the city from the Fatimid Caliphate and laid the foundations for the Kingdom of Jerusalem.

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Battle of Crecy. One of the battles fought during the Hundred Years War, on 26th August 1346. On 12th July Edward III landed in Normandy with his army and marching north plundered the countryside. King Philip VI assembled an army to stop Edward and tracked them across the Somme River. When Edward reached Crecy he stopped and ordered his army to take up defensive positions.

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