Though armies were led and battles fought by men, the history of the Crusades is replete with powerful and influential women. In this biography, Dr. Helena Schrader recounts the life of such a woman: Agnes de Courtenay, spurned Queen of Jerusalem and mother of 'Leper King' Baldwin IV.
Cast of Characters 3: The Queen Mother
Saturday, January 30, 2016
With Jerusalem captured, the Crusaders now face a counterattack from a Fatimid army marching up from Ascalon. But Godfrey of Bouillon and Raymond IV of Toulouse rally the Christian army in a daring offensive meant to stop the Fatimids in their tracks.