Crusader kings ii is an historical grand strategy video game for pc and mac published by paradox interactive. Heraclius helped balian negotiate the surrender with saladin, who allowed him and most of the other. Crusader kings 2 is a grand strategy game from paradox interactive. Kingdom of heaven shield of ibelin crusader knight new. Crusader kings ii explores one of the defining periods in world history in an experience crafted by the masters of grand strategy. Although it is recorded that maria had the explicit consent of the king for this marriage, there. He will not be so foolish the next time he crosses the jordan. And did those feet a kingdom of jerusalem aar paradox. The kingdom of heaven, a 20 th century fox film directed by ridley scott and staring orlando bloom, was based very loosely on the story of balian d ibelin, a historical figure. Indeed, the real balian had a far more intriguing life and a more important. This balian was married to eschiva of montbeliard and was the father of john ii of beirut.
Baldwin v was now sole king, but being still a minor, raymond iii was his bailli, and his greatuncle joscelin iii of edessa his personal guardian. She was lady of sidon by her first and second marriage. Thus, whereas in the biblical accounts also 2 kings 20. The crusader state of the kingdom of jerusalem, created in 1099, was divided into a number of smaller seigneuries. During the 25 years following the second crusade, the kingdom of jerusalem was governed by two of its ablest rulers, baldwin iii reigned 114362 and amalric i 116374. Starting in 1174, were going to do our best as the child king of. In late 1177 maria comnena made a surprise second marriage to balian d ibelin, the younger brother of. The family disappeared after the fall of the kingdom of cyprus in the 15th century. Balian of ibelin died 1193 was an important noble of the crusader kingdom of jerusalem in the 12th century. The story once more centers on the authors heroic figure of balian ibelin, as well as his family and entourage. Balian was born in the crusader kingdom of jerusalem around the middle of the 12th century the exact year is not recorded. He was overconfident, spread his army out to pillage and burn. The first two books in the series, knight of jerusalem and defender of jerusalem, were both brag medallion honorees.
Baldwin v was carried on the shoulders of balian of ibelin, not only because balian was particularly tall, but also to demonstrate that his aunt isabellas family supported his accession. Yet the balian d ibelin who defended jerusalem against saladin in 1187 was a historical figure with a very different biography to the one scott gave him in the film. A discussion of balian of ibelin, crusader knight and diplomat. Lords and ladies, i present to you, the balian of ibelin. In 1153 king baldwin captured ascalon, extending the kingdoms coastline southward, though this would be the franks last major conquest. The house of ibelin was a noble family in the crusader kingdom of jerusalem in the 12th century. Top 5 crusader kings of jerusalem the kingdom of jerusalem, situated on the edge of christendom, surrounded by enemy saracen kingdoms, was one of the most challenging territories to rule in the. Can you achieve fame and fortune for your noble family, or will your names be forgotten to history. Maria comnena, lady of ibelin and founder of two dynasties.
Balian of ibelin and merodach baladan of babylon blogger. Although scotts film was a brilliant piece of cinematography, the story of the real balian d ibelin was not only different but arguably more fascinating than that of the hollywood hero. Godfrey of bouillon, elected as ruler by the victorious crusaders in 1099, to baldwin iv. Rise to the throne in medieval europe through strategy, intrigue, guile and wise decisions. They rose from humble beginnings to become one of the most important families in the kingdom, holding various high offices and with extensive holdings in the holy land and cyprus. Revealing himself as balian s father, godfrey shows him the true meaning of knighthood and takes him on a journey across continents to the fabled holy city. A quick search of history reveals that balian is an actual historic figure who lived from 1143 to 1193. Media in category balian of ibelin the following 8 files are in this category, out of 8 total. Looking for the right text a cover blurb for balian d.
Ibelin was a castle in the crusader kingdom of jerusalem. Balian of beirut died as regent of the kingdom of jerusalem, and he had been the man to capture the last imperial bastion, tyre. Balian was the youngest son of barisan of ibelin, and brother of hugh and baldwin. Baldwin of ibelin, also known as baldwin iii of ramla french. The house of ibelin was a noble family in the crusader kingdom of. Balian held ibelin as a vassal of his brother, and indirectly as a rearvassal of the king, from. The house of ibelin obscure origins helena schraders.
Top 5 crusader kings of jerusalem the kingdom of jerusalem, situated on the edge of christendom, surrounded by enemy saracen kingdoms, was one. Balian of ibelin also known as barisan the younger, was a crusader noble of the kingdom of. The antithesis of a powerhungry woman, she put her affection for her second husband above the wellbeing of her kingdom and in so being doomed her kingdom to humiliation, defeat and almost complete annihilation. Balian is a close friend and confidant of baldwin iv, the young leper king of the kingdom of jerusalem, which was established by the crusaders who conquered jerusalem in 1099 a. Balian and baldwin supported raymond iii of tripoli over miles of plancy as regent for king baldwin iv in 1174, and in 1177 the brothers were present at the battle of montgisard. Destiny comes seeking balian in the form of a great knight, godfrey of ibelin, a crusader briefly home to france from fighting in the east. Then he placed his hands on either side of balian s and enclosed balian s hands between lifeless fingers encased in cotton gloves. Sibylla, queen of jerusalem balian dibelin and the. Helvis of ibelin after 1178 before 1 june 1216 was a daughter of balian of ibelin and his wife, maria komnene, who was the dowager queen of jerusalem.
The lordship was given as a reward to barisan of ibelin, whose wife helvis of ramla already owned lands in the vicinity. Get your kindle here, or download a free kindle reading app. He is married to maria comnena, baldwins stepmother and dowager queen of jerusalem. In late 1177 maria comnena, the dowager queen of jerusalem, made a surprise second marriage to balian d ibelin, the younger brother of the baron of ramla and mirabel. We look at balian s early life, his involvement in the reign of king baldwin iv, his conduct at the battle of hattin, his defense of. This fourfold division, which did not cover a number of lordships, may be an artificial creation of the th century, as the power of various barons fluctuated enormously during the height of the kingdom in the 12th century. John of ibelin 12361258 balian of ibelin 12581261, titular 12611277 john of ibelin 12779 balian of ibelin 933 philip of ibelin 3373 lordship of bethsan.
Nonton film kingdom of heaven 2005 streaming download. I, sir balian d ibelin, pledge my oath as knight to you, my liege lord, king of jerusalem, to serve you with my honor and my life so long as we both do live. The game encompasses the time from the start of the middle ages to the fall of constantinople in 1453. Vassals of the kingdom of jerusalem religionwiki fandom. Balian dibelin and the kingdom of jerusalem book 2. Balian of ibelin travels to jerusalem during the crusades of the 12th century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people.
The castle of ramla, the familys other inheritance, was nearby, and together these territories formed a wealthy entity. Edbury, john of ibelin and the kingdom of jerusalem, woodbridge 1997. Maria comnena, dowager queen of jerusalem, lady of ibelin. However, he lost ascalon to ayyubid sultan saladin and later captured in 1179 when saladin captured the crusader fortress of jacobs ford. Throughout his adult life, he had been an ardent supporter of his fathers struggle for the rule of law in outremer and took over the leadership of the baronial opposition to hohenstaufen rule at his fathers death in 1236. Based on witnesses for charters in the first half of the 12th century, historians have tried to piece together a family history, but they do not agree among themselves. Ait collectibles s0108 kingdom of heaven crusader balian of ibelin sword cross snake heads wbrown scabbard 45. The castle the site of ibelin had been occupied since ancient times. This is part iii of a biographical novel about balian d ibelin. Ibelin was a castle in the crusader kingdom of jerusalem in the 12th century at modern yavne, 31. Expand the reach of your power, while securing the future of your dynasty. Do you have what it takes to become a crusader king. Balian, lord of ibelin, husband of the kings stepmother maria, spoke up for the first time.
As i move toward the release of the revised edition of knight of jerusalem i am working on the cover blurb as well as the keynote tha. Sibylla of jerusalem, queen of jerusalem from 1186 1190, was a tragic figure. The origins of the house of ibelin remain obscure to this day, but one thing is certain. Defender of jerusalem is a biographical novel of the knight balian d ibelin. Isabella of ibelin 124124, was queen of cyprus and jerusalem by marriage to hugh iii of cyprus. Maria comnena at 23 was evidently a woman who could talk politics with the most savvy of western noblemen and be persuasive without the least personal interest in the outcome. The kingdom of heaven, the ridley scott film released in 2005, featured balian d ibelin as the hero.
The lordship of ibelin was also created out of jaffa in the 1140s, or perhaps as early as 14 after hugh ii s revolt. Get your copy of each of the books in the balian of ibelin trilogy. I thoroughly enjoyed schraders thoughtful and vivid portrayal of balian d ibelin. His father, a knight in the county of jaffa, had been rewarded with the lordship of ibelin after the revolt of hugh ii of le puiset.
Isabella of ibelin, queen of cyprus and jerusalem wikipedia. He, therefore, figures comparatively prominently in novares autobiographical account of the civil wars. Women in the royal succession of the latin kingdom of jerusalem. Engage in courtly intrigue, dynastic struggles, and holy warfare in medi.1460 1402 292 926 1245 1145 520 600 1517 331 323 477 214 371 268 1150 81 724 18 1015 928 256 789 1207 65 1076 317 757 235 1050 119 1320 1481 1246 300 807 1401 27 1273