In Our Time: Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem

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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the most powerful woman in the Crusader states in the century after the First Crusade. Melisende (1105-61) was born and raised after the mainly Frankish crusaders had taken Jerusalem from the Fatimids, and her father was King of Jerusalem. She was married to Fulk from Anjou, on the understanding they would rule together, and for 30 years she vied with him and then their son as they struggled to consolidate their Frankish state in the Holy Land.

Period21 Nov 2019

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  • TitleIn Our Time: Melisende Queen of Jerusalem
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBBC Radio 4
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size53 minutes
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date21/11/19
    Producer/AuthorSimon Tillotson
    URLhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000bg2y
    PersonsKatherine Lewis