Chronicles of the Crusades Characters

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Geoffroy Villehardouin

Geoffroy Villehardouin is the author of the first chronicle in the novel, as well as one of the primary characters within the book. As the the Marshal of Champagne, Villehardouin had many connections which not only allowed him a lifestyle that was far above many others, but also a position of confidence which allowed him to be privy to many decisions made during the Crusade he chronicles. Villehardouin joins the Crusade with Comte Thibaut in 1199, who was part of the authoritative party that led the Fourth Crusade. In the beginning he acts as an ambassador to Venice to assist the French in obtaining the necessary ships and men for the journey. Overseas, his role is vital as he helps to promote both Thibaut and the Marquis de Montferrat as leaders of the Crusade. Further, he is part of the council that supports the diversion from the Crusade...

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