Dr Danielle Park is a guest on In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg discussing Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem on Thursday 21st November.
Coronation of Foulques and Melisende, source British Library Yates Thompson 12 f. 82v
Visiting lecturer Dr Danielle Park will join Dr Katherine Lewis and Dr Natasha Hodgson as guests on On Our Time with Melvyn Bragg on Thursday. They will 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.
Tune into BBC Radio 4 at 9am and 9.30pm on Thursday 21st November 2019 to listen or catch up via the In Our Time website.