National Geographic has made a new hour long documentary concerning Jacob's Ford. I'm not a big fan of their portrayal of Baldwin (looking completely healthy and not blonde though making him look properly young is a plus) but it seems pretty decent otherwise. I came in about fifteen minutes after it started so I have not actually watched it in full but you can get snippets from the NatGeo website as well as production notes: channel.nationalgeographic.com/episode/l
The showing schedule if you're in the USA says that it'll be on the NatGeo channel April 5th at 1am and 7pm as well as 4/6 at 2am (all times EST).
I still feel the Timewatch episode treats the topic best but since it is never on (at least here in the States), this is fine enough. It is a very American documentary so it feels a bit manic and their love of the handheld camera effect is a bit annoying but if you didn't mind Kingdom of Heaven then this is quite alright.
Hi, dear baldwinites! I found a new book about women in crusader's times, it's "La femme au temps des croisades" by Régine Pernoud. Here I translated a little chapter about our favorite king ^^
And there is more for you! I found a new Baldwin book! Perhaps someome there has already read it? It's "Baudouin IV de Jérusalem, le roi lépreux" by Pierre Aubé!
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