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The Templars and the Hospitallers

Even after seven centuries since their ending, the Knights Templar still inspires and fascinates historians and Christians worldwide. They were the first military order and perhaps the most powerful and wealthy. With their unique white mantles, The Templars had a huge success in the Crusades. They were for almost two hundred years, during which they grew in members, power, and richness in Europe and in the Middle East. However, The Knights Templar was not the only monastic order in the medieval games. However, it seems strange for the 21st-century mind to grasp the ideas that they were once monks who fought for the word of God. One order, in particular, known as the Knights Hospitaller was to the Templars. The...

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The Life of Hughes de Payens

Hugh also goes by the name of Hugues (also called Hugues) de Payens is a nobleman from France who took part in the First Crusade, which was the starting point of a two-century conflict between the Muslims and Christians over the Holy Land. Hugh de Payens became a familiar name after Jerusalem was established as a Crusader state. Along with a small set of knights, started an order known as the Knights Templar after the king permitted them to do so. The group aimed to provide protection to Christian travelers coming to Jerusalem. The Knights Templar set their headquarters first in the Temple of Solomon, hence their name. Hugues was the first Grand Master of the order from 1118 until...

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The Knights Templar Oaths

The Knights Templar is a monastic military order that started in Jerusalem in the Medieval ages. They were active for two centuries and fought in the Crusades alongside the Christians. Today, the order's name is associated with great warriors, skilled traders, and faithful monks. However, there is so much more to the Templars. The Knights led a life regulated by strict rules and laws. Their daily life revolves around training for battles and refusing secularism. Bernard de Clairvaux wrote the Rule of the order after the Benedictine Rule that the Cistercians followed. One of its main components is swearing oaths. Oath of Poverty: The Templars had to renounce personal possession and live a minimalistic life. The knights were prohibited from...

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The Knights Templar in Spain

The Knights Templar are, beyond any doubt, one of the most captivating monastic orders. Their undeniable bravery in the Crusades, their incredible discipline, and the worldwide political, commercial, and military influence they reached over a short period of time are factors why the Templars are still studied nowadays. In fact, the order in Europe became so powerful that the King of France had to accuse them of false allegations in order to take them down and gain some of his sovereignty back. They started in Jerusalem and expanded to several European countries, including France, England, and Spain. Even in the 21st century, their legacy is still very much alive. In Spain, notably, the Knights contributed immensely to the Iberian peninsula...

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How did the Knights Templar become Rich

If you have a bit of knowledge about the Medieval ages and the history of religion, you've probably heard of The Knight Templars. It's a Christian order that appeared in the 12th century in the Middle East and took part in the Crusades against the Muslims. The Templars are known through official records for their outstanding bravery and dedication to the order's greater good. In such a short period, they went from a small group of knights who protect pilgrims in the Holy Land to a massive institution that operates in Europe. In fact, the Templars grew in power over the years, but also in wealth. They managed several enterprises offering a wide range of services for noblemen and monarchies,...

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