Crusader Beheads Camel with Sword Stroke


The punishment fell once more on Heavy Lout. Tired of paying the price on behalf of a stronger or more skillful ally, but who, after having compromised him, never bothered to send him any help, Heavy Lout realized that there was nothing left to do but to submit with good cheer, to the law of … Read more

Jerusalem is conquered in the First Crusade

Return to Order Jerusalem is conquered in the First Crusade

It was decided that the assault should begin during the night of 13-14 July…The first task of the assailants was to bring their wooden castles right up to the walls…All night long and during the day of the 14th the Crusaders concentrated on their task, suffering heavily from the stones and the liquid fire of … Read more

The 21st century knight must be more vigilant than the Templars

Return to Order The 21st century knight must be more vigilant than the Templars 1

One may ask, but is this superior to the crusaders? There is no comparison. The crusaders are admirable. But part of the decadence of the Order of Templars came from the fact that in the intervals of their wars with the Moors, these would invite them to their city to see the luxury they had … Read more

The Crusaders attack Jerusalem

The attack began the night of July 13, [1099,] and the defenders let loose a hail of stones and rivers of Greek fire…. The battle hung in the balance during the morning hours of July 15. Archers shot blazing firebrands to drive the defenders from the walls, but the siege towers were battered and burned. … Read more

Military Orders

Return to Order Military Orders 4

Including under this term every kind of brotherhood of knights, secular as well as religious, historians of the military orders have enumerated as many as a hundred, even after eliminating the apocryphal and stillborn. This great number is explained by the eagerness with which the Middle Ages welcomed an institution so thoroughly corresponding to the … Read more

The Ten Commandments of Chivalry

Return to Order The Ten Commandments of Chivalry

I. Thou shalt believe all that the Church teaches and shalt observe all its directions. II. Thou shalt defend the Church. III. Thou shalt respect all weaknesses, and shalt constitute thyself the defender of them. IV. Thou shalt love the country in which thou wast born. V. Thou shalt not recoil before thine enemy. VI. … Read more