The Life of Hughes de PayensLondon Regalia
The Life of Hughes de Payens
Hugues de Payens, the Knights Templar’s co-founder and first Grand Master. Hugh can also be spelled Hugues de Payens or Hugues de Payns. They took part in the First Crusade, a two-hundred-year battle for control of Jerusalem between the Christian West and the Islamic Middle East.
Around 1118, Hugues de Payens founded; an order that became the Poor Knights of Christ, Temple of Solomon, with his eight relatives. The Knights Templar were one of several military monastic Orders; that existed during the Middle Ages. They were defending Christian pilgrims in Jerusalem and throughout the Holy Land. They established the holy Temple Mount with the assistance of Baldwin II.
Hugues de Payens was either born in 1070 or died in 1136. Nobody knows for certain when Hugues was born in 1070. In 1118, the Knights Templars were establish in the formerly Jewish-built Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem, and they adopt the name Knights Templars. Ten years later, this unofficial community was transform into a Catholic order of military monks who vowed to live a simple life away from society and without family. The Knights Templar were the Holy Land’s most powerful fighting force.
Until 1127, pilgrims were protected by the Knights Templar. The king dispatched the knight to other countries to collect donations and other people’s support. Clearly, the king was a big fan of the Knights.
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