Friday, January 14, 2011

Order of the Templar Approved

"Tush," said the Abbot, "thou canst tell us if thou wilt. This reverend brother has been all his life engaged in fighting among the Saracens for the recovery of the Holy Sepulchre; he is of the order of Knights Templars, whom you may have heard of; he is half a monk, half a soldier."

Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert is Walter Scott's Templar character in "Ivanhoe".  On January 14, 1129 the Order of the Templar was approved at the Council of Troyes, which was called by Pope Honorius II.

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