The Knights Templar Cloak

£66.00
Brand: Get Dressed For Battle
SKU
GB0210

The Templar are one of the most recognised organisations of the crusades. Their legacy is still around today.
Rumours abound as to the history of the Templar, but one thing is certain, they were adorned with the Red Cross on white. Our Templar Cloak fits in with any outfit from the crusades, and is styled after those that would have been worn by the Knights Templar. A must for any collector or re-enactor interested in the Middle Ages.
This hooded reconstruction is crafted in heavy weight pure wool with a full linen lining and a cord tie to front.
This Templar Cloak is historically accurate and keeps you warm in the field.
Prefect for the re-enactment, stage & LARP with an authentic look and feel.

 

Key Features:
Historically accurate
Made of pure wool
Fully lined
Available in XXLarge only

 

Knights Templar Cloak Size
XX-Large = Length 56" & 86" Spread

 

History
The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon (Latin: Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Solomonici), commonly known as the Knights Templar or the Order of the Temple (French: Ordre du Temple or Templiers), were among the most famous of the Western Christian military orders. The organisation existed for approximately two centuries in the Middle Ages.
Officially endorsed by the Roman Catholic Church around 1129, the Order became a favoured charity throughout Christendom, and grew rapidly in membership and power. Templar knights, in their distinctive white mantles with a red cross, were among the most skilled fighting units of the Crusades. Non-combatant members of the Order managed a large economic infrastructure throughout Christendom, innovating financial techniques that were an early form of banking, and building many fortifications across Europe and the Holy Land.
The Templar's existence was tied closely to the Crusades; when the Holy Land was lost, support for the Order faded. Rumours about the Templar's secret initiation ceremony created mistrust, and King Philip IV of France, deeply in debt to the Order, took advantage of the situation. In 1307, many of the Order's members in France were arrested, tortured into giving false confessions, and then burned at the stake. Under pressure from King Philip, Pope Clement V disbanded the Order in 1312. The abrupt disappearance of a major part of the European infrastructure gave rise to speculation and legends, which have kept the "Templar" name alive into the modern day.

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