John of Arsuf

John of Arsuf

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John of Ibelin (c. 1211 - 1258) was the Lord of Arsuf (or Arsur) from 1236 and Constable of Jerusalem from 1251. He was a younger son of John I of Beirut. His elder brother, Balian, inherited Beirut. He served as regent of Jerusalem on two occasions: 1253-1254 for Conrad II and 1256-1258 for Conrad III. He was lieutenant for the regent on three occasions: 1247-1248 and 1249-1252 for Henry I of Cyprus and 1258 for Plaisance of Antioch. John strengthened the existing fortifications of Arsuf in 1241. In that year he co-signed a letter with his brother, Philip of Montfort, and Geoffrey of Estraing to the Emperor Frederick II, nominal regent of Jerusalem. The letter, which had the encouragement of Richard of Cornwall behind it, proposed that Frederick pardon all baronial rebels and create Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, bailiff. The barons would in turn swear oaths to Simon and recognise his authority until the young king, Conrad II, came of age (1243). It was refused.show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Aud Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135781685
  • 9786135781687