He was originally an opponent of King Henry I of England and a supporter of King Louis VI of France, but in 1118 or 1119 he had allied with Henry when he arranged for his daughter Matilda to marry Henry's son and heir, William Adelin. Fulk went on crusade in 1119 or 1120, and became attached to the Knights Templar (Orderic Vitalis). He returned, late in 1121, after which he began to subsidize the Templars, maintaining two knights in the Holy Land for a year.
In 1143, while the king and queen were in Acre, Fulk was killed in a hunting accident. His horse stumbled, fell, and Fulk's skull was crushed by the saddle, "and his brains gushed forth from both ears and nostrils", as William of Tyre describes. He was carried back to Acre, where he lay unconscious for three days before he died.
Reverse: +VRBS AIDCCSuncertain symbol, Fulk monogram at center
Die Orientation: 11 H
Weight: 0.77 g
Count of Anjou, France
AR Denier, Angers mint
Dated to the reign of Fulk IV-Fulk V, some have argued as late as the succeeding Geoffrey V Plantagenet
Fulk V would go on to be a crusader under the Knights Templar and eventually King of Jerusalem from 1131-1143
These people are possibly my Great x28, x27, and x26 Grandfathers respectively.
Obverse: "Count Fulk"
Reverse:"City of Angers"