Godfrey de Bouillon

   Godfrey de Bouillon was one of the leaders of the First Crusade, and was the last of Caxton's Christian worthies. The First Crusade was preached in 1095 and was incredibly successful, achieving its objective of capturing Jerusalem from the Muslims in 1099. Godfrey de Bouillon was elected King of Jerusalem by the other Crusaders that year, but being one of the less self-interested Crusaders, declined the title feeling that it was too great an honor, instead becoming Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri. He died a year later.

The arms of Godfrey de Bouillon