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Chinese - China
He had been brought up apart from his mother but now the louche Agnes returned to support her son, always accompanying him on campaign. She unwisely placed the king in the hands of an arrogant minister who served as seneschal.

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Simon Sebag Montefiore

Hi. He refers to the king, Baldwin IV. Does the bold part mean “in the battlefield”?
Thank you.
  • AnythingGoes

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    English - USA (Midwest/Appalachia)
    Not likely on the battlefield itself, but Agnes would have gone with him to the nearby camp and stayed there during the battle.


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    English - England

    A campaign typically consists of a previously decided-on programme/series of military operations. It doesn’t refer specifically to the fighting.
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