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Knights Templar: The Effigy of Gilbert Marshal, Temple Church London, England

Knights Templar: The Effigy of Gilbert Marshal, Temple Church London, England

Latin: Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Salomonici), commonly known as the Knights Templar, the Order of the Temple (French: Ordre du Temple or Templiers) or simply as Templars.

Latin: Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Salomonici), commonly known as the Knights Templar, the Order of the Temple (French: Ordre du Temple or Templiers) or simply as Templars.

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR ~.Founded in 1118 by Hugh de Payens in order to help protect pilgrims to the Holy Land and they were originally housed close to the site where Solomon’s Temple once stood. The rules of their order, formally granted in 1128, were created by St. Bernard of Clairveaux and officially given to them at the Council of Troyes, France. The Knights Templar became one of the most famous and powerful of all the monastic military orders during the Crusading era.

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR ~.Founded in 1118 by Hugh de Payens in order to help protect pilgrims to the Holy Land and they were originally housed close to the site where Solomon’s Temple once stood. The rules of their order, formally granted in 1128, were created by St. Bernard of Clairveaux and officially given to them at the Council of Troyes, France. The Knights Templar became one of the most famous and powerful of all the monastic military orders during the Crusading era.

Ironclad (2011) - Marshal the Knight Templar - played by James Purefoy

Ironclad (2011) - Marshal the Knight Templar - played by James Purefoy

Knights Templar see off a foe in battle, a 12th-century depiction - Super long (side-laced?) surcote.  Looks like some embellishment on the bottom.

Knights Templar see off a foe in battle, a 12th-century depiction - Super long (side-laced?) surcote. Looks like some embellishment on the bottom.

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