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Dec. 12th, 2014


Baldwin IV of Jerusalem

Hi my name is Jordyn I'm 17 and I'm a writer this year I have come to Know The Christian king of the holy land He is truly one amazing man the fact he was my age when he fought the greatest battles of his life truly amazes me For that he is a Hero of the Christian Faith God bless Him and I pray he is living in paradise :)

Dec. 25th, 2012

me got some knights


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MERRY XMAS Dear baldwinites, and a Baldwin-filled Happy New Year!
Picture belongs to Rékai Lilla

Nov. 25th, 2012

A king may move a man, as we have been by you


Happy Mont Gisard day!!!

835 years ago today. If you can, stop for a moment, and remember.

The artist is HAL(欧坂ハル), thank you rogner5th for the headsup

Mar. 4th, 2012




Hi! I don't remember if somebody had already posted the link to this fanart, but here it is
I think it is not bad, though maybe not the best )))

Feb. 9th, 2012

A king may move a man, as we have been by you


New Baldwin video!!

1st one; full of mistakes and seeping of holy water but overall a nice try;

Dec. 31st, 2011

Baldwin dress-sketches


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Dear baldwinites! Happy New Year to yall!

Dec. 9th, 2011

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Baldwin fanfics

Baldwin fanfics collected here. A big thank you to my fellow hungarian baldwinite, Timi.

EDIT; see the link in the first comment, lj is not willing to let the link thru otherwise <_<

Nov. 24th, 2011

A king may move a man, as we have been by you


It's that time of the year again...

I don't know if I'll be online tomorrow, so let me wish you dear baldwinites a great Mont Gisard day!
Raise a toast to the King!

Sep. 1st, 2011

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Things you learn from an Icelandic phonebook

The name Baldwin (Baldvin) is still quite popular there and it also has a female version Baldvina, not so widely used, but it does exist.
text by me, Baldwin, orig by escapist


A belated anniversary

Aug 29 was the 832nd anniversary of the fall of Le Chastellet. I raise my cup to the King, even if its a sad day to us

Aug. 5th, 2011


I've returned!

My old account was "La_muse_venale6", I'm adding old groups and friends to my new LJ!

Apr. 4th, 2011

Door to the Past


New Documentary on Jacob's Ford

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/last-stand-of-the-templars-5081/Videos#tab-Videos/09886_00

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.

Mar. 14th, 2011



A little sketch)

It is not really good, but I'll post it anyway)

Mar. 11th, 2011


Just for fun

I don't know if you've seen this already, but I've found these Sims alike pictures of KoH characters. Here's the link, the images are at the bottom of the page




Jerusalem Kings

Sorry, this scheme is in Russian, but it helped me once. All kings and queens are shown with their relatives. Our beloved one is under number 8 - Балдуин IV :)Сибилла - Sibylla. Maybe it will be of any interest to you


Mar. 7th, 2011



My greetings, dear baldwinites!
So I'd like to post here some extracts from "Baudolino" by Umberto Eco. These extracts depict how one's body can become one's personal prison. Of course this novel is such a grotesque mixture of history and fantasy, and the character's suffering in seclusion is caused by his position as well as by his health state. But still it creates such a picture that makes one think over the horror of leaving in slow disfiguring agony. So here it is.

“They entered. The great circular hall was empty, except for some cupboards around the throne. The throne was in the center, it was of dark wood, surmounted by a baldachin. On the throne sat a human form, wrapped in a dark garment, his head covered by a turban, with a veil that fell over his face. His feet were shod in dark slippers, and dark also were the gloves that covered his hands, so nothing could be seen of the seated figure's features.

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Mar. 5th, 2011

Baldwin dress-sketches


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Hello and welcome Olga, good to have you here (and in the facebook comm:-)

Feb. 27th, 2011


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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!


The heroic leper kingCollapse )



Jan. 29th, 2011

Baldwin lefele néz + hood


World leprosy day

Dear baldwinites!

It is this coming Sunday.

Dec. 24th, 2010

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Merry Xmas dear baldwinites!

Dec. 15th, 2010

Baldwin dress-sketches


The merry wives of Baldwin

And it's time for some self-promotion...

Hey guys, we have a new Baldwin forum on facebook, come join us here

Nov. 25th, 2010

me got some knights



Happy Mont Gisard day!!!!!

In English

in German

In Italian




(The wiki article of Baldwin in Hebrew) (this is בלדווין הרביעי מלך ירושלים our beloved in Hebrew) 


Russian (this Балдуин IV is our beloved in Russian)

Every nation, on every language celebrates Mont Gisard and Baldwin today!!! And so do I raise my cup to thee my Hero, my Idol! Ahh Baldwin. You kick my ass beyond words

Nov. 8th, 2010

A king may move a man, as we have been by you


Dusting off the forum...

The month of Mont Gisard

Oct. 13th, 2010

elven glare


semi on topic

Does anyone know, online, where I can download a screenplay from Kingdom of Heavan? I am teaching a couple of drama classes this week and next and it would be great to tie the drama in with some other work that the students are doing.

Aug. 30th, 2010

text by me, Baldwin, orig by escapist


Wonderful Baldwin fanartwork

On Devart by Giacobino, here and here. The guy is an inspired artist.

Aug. 29th, 2010

Baldwin oldalra néz behind the scenes cu


St. George hospital

So, I had a roundtrip in Scandinavia in the summer. It included St. George hospital in Bergen, Norway, which was a leprosarium from the middle ages until 1946, when the last patients died (one of them was a lady of 90-something years. Out of these 90-sg years, she spent around 50 in a leprosarium. Just think about it!) Honestly, I would make it compulsory warmly recommend to every baldwinite to visit such a place at least once. It is shocking (room no. 1 I call the shock-room, with photos of the worst cases of lepromatous leprosy on display, it makes you want to run away screaming) but it is very much an eye-opener, very informative & educative. Very useful for those of us, writing any kind of fiction with Baldwin in it.
Photos I took (no shocking ones fret not; it didn't feel right to make shots of those photos) with some explanations
1. - In the Middle Ages, St. George's was a hospital for lepers. The present-day buildings date back to the beginning of the 18th century. Norwegian doctors - and in particular Armauer Hansen who gave his name to another term for leprosy "Hansen's disease" - are well-known for their struggle against leprosy. The museum exhibits the Bergen Collection of the History of Medicine and a presentation of Norway's contribution to leprosy research.
St. Jorgen's Church is a part of this leprosy museum.
2. Main building
3. St. Jorgen's hospital was one of the several leprosy hospitals in Bergen. Leprosy was widespread and much feared, and Western Norway was badly struck by the disease in the 19th c.
4. From the 1st floor
5. St. Jorgen's church, 18th c. There is something deeply disheartening about this church, esp if you imagine the congregation..
6. View of the altar
7. One tiny little cubicle, shared by two patients. The sick often lived many years of their lives at the hospital. The bedrooms were small, approx 2x2m. At times with many patients living in the hospital, 2 or 3 people shared the small room.
8. Hansen's office. Hansen, though today celebrated for his discovery, was disgraced in his own time for a very serious breach of medical ethics. Hansen attempted to infect at least one woman with the disease without her consent, although he was not succesful. Hansen was taken to court and lost his position at the hospital.
9. The kitchen and the living rooms were spacious.
10. Hearth
11. Kitchen still
12. From the 1850s through the 1900s Bergen, Norway had three separate leper houses, and was internationally known as a place where lepers would be received and cared for and was the largest concentration of lepers in all of Europe.
13. The courtyard
14. The entrygate

There were bits and pieces of the writings of the patients exhibited; letters, diaries, poems. Depressing, but edifying. The visit to this museum haunted me for a long time.

Text-source; Atlas Obscura
Baldwin lefele néz + hood


831st anniversary of Le Chastellet

It is a sad anniversary for us baldwinites to commemorate today; the fall of Le Chastellet, the fortress at Jacob's ford.

I raise my cup to thee, as always, my hero.

Aug. 23rd, 2010

A king may move a man, as we have been by you


Mont G?

My dear baldwinite girls, Mont Gisard is swiftly approaching, and before we realize, Nov 25 will be right here for us to celebrate in Jerusalem/Tel Gezer, but for various reasons it'd be nice to know, who is coming for sure, I mean 100%, 'bought-the-airticket-already'sure. So..?

Aug. 4th, 2010


A drawing

I've found my sister's old drawing))Decided to post it here)

Jul. 16th, 2010

me jam


King Baldwin Costume

 Yes I'm finally making it!

I've bought the fabric and I've started on the  muslin.  I've never constructed something this involved so I am excited and nervous! I'm using a cassock pattern  because it has the straight front, a mandarin collar and is the right length. Also the back is fitted so it will look better on me:)  I've just finished the back  of the muslin  I'll probably wait until tomorrow or Sunday to work on the front.  I've got to got to work in about an hour and half  and I have to work early tomorrow.  (I wish I didn't so i could keep going!)

This is the fabric I'm using for the main body  of the costume , I'm making the first costume we see Baldwin in

I'll keep you posted on my progress.

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