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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse24 Apr 2018 2:41 p.m. PST

…Crusader Order.

"A crimson cross emblazoned on a white background; a simple design, perhaps, but behind it lies one of the most remarkable stories in the history of the medieval world. It's a saga that began in the city of Nablus, in the aftermath of the First Crusade.

That same saga came to a sudden end in 1307, two centuries later. As the sun rose over Paris on Friday the 13th of November, the doom of the Knights Templar was sealed.

Almost two hundred years before that fateful morning, however, no one could have imagined what was to come. Following a bloody end to the First Crusade, the Holy Land was under Christian dominion. As news spread to Europe, a steady flow of pilgrims and travellers began to pour across the Mediterranean to visit Jerusalem and the sacred sites…."
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goragrad25 Apr 2018 7:50 p.m. PST

Not a bad article.

Have a fairly recently published history of the Order that also includes some history of the various Crusades as well.

Phillip definitely deserves condemnation for his actions.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse26 Apr 2018 9:49 a.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend!.


GGouveia03 May 2018 4:12 p.m. PST

Templars in Portugal laid low for years then got permission to create a new order, The Order of Christ at Tomar in Portugal. These new Templars helped Portugal start its later voyages of discovery around Africa and out west to the New World.

Barin111 May 2018 5:29 a.m. PST

I've been always wondering why in the world Templar are "the greatest crusader order."
Hospitalliers were fighting for their cause into the 18 century and were giving troubles for the mightiest Ottomans.
Teutonic order at the peak of its glory was a strong military force with plenty of lands in Poland and Eastern Prussia.
Spanish Knightly orders were an important part of reconquista, and got their goal fullfilled.
And Templars…yes, they were loaning to half of Europe, but I'll not call it such a great deed.

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