"Kingdom of Heaven" by Ridley Scott (2005) --- King Baldwin IV (leprous king) : "A King may move a man, a father may claim a son, but remember that even when those who move you be Kings, or men of power, your soul is in your keeping alone. When you stand before God, you cannot say, "But I was told by others to do thus." Or that, "Virtue was not convenient at the time." This will not suffice. Remember that." --- Clic 2X for other quotes of the film.
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.
Samedi 14 mars 2015: messe de requiem en l'honneur de Baudouin IV de Jérusalem, le "roi lépreux" - Eglise Saint-Eugène - Paris 9ème - 10h Saturday 14th March - Requiem mass for Baldwin IV of Jerusalem, the "leper King" - Saint-Eugène Church - Paris - 10h