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Rise and Fall of The Knights Templar

Posted by survival_50 on July 18, 2014 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The Knights Templar

 

Following the victory of the First Crusade a group of knights, led by Hugues de Payens, offered themselves to the Patriarch of Jerusalem as a military force.

This proposed military force had the mandate of protecting Christian pilgrims who were en route to the Holy Land In the year 1118 AD King Baldwin II granted the Templars quarters on the Temple Mount.

For the first nine years of their existence, the order cons...

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The Battle of Montgisard

Posted by survival_50 on July 18, 2014 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Montgisard


The Knights Templar were the elite fighting force of their day. However, not all of them were warriors. The mission of most of the members was one of support -- to acquire resources which could be used to fund and equip the small percentage of members who were fighting on the front lines. Because of this infrastructure, the warriors were well-trained and very well-armed. Even their horses were trained to fight in combat, kicking or bit...

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