Templar Knight Order of Calatrava Pennant by Marto of Toledo Spain

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Templar Knight Order of Calatrava Pennant
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Templar Knight Order of Calatrava Pennant
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Marto Item # MF1528

The Templar Knight Order of Calatrava Pennant
by Marto of Toledo Spain


The Templar Order of Calatrava was the first military and religious order founded in the Kingdom of Castile, but the second to receive papal approval. The papal bull confirming the Order of Calatrava as a Militia was given by Pope Alexander III on September 26, 1164. The Order of Calatrava was founded by Abbot Raymond of Fitero with the original purpose of protecting the town of Calatrava, located near present-day Ciudad Real.

As their numbers and strength grew they were invited in 1147 by the King of Castile, Alfonso VII, to protect a castle he had taken from the Moors. The castle was called Calatrava (Arabic Qal'at Rabah: 'fortress of Rabah'). The Templars established a garrison there and stayed for ten years. They were replaced by a militia of Cistercian laymen, under the supervision of Raymond, Abbot of the Cistercian monastery of Fitero. No doubt these local herdsmen and laborers would have had a personal grudge against the Moors, whom they fought with great enthusiasm.

In 1187, a general chapter at Cīteaux gave these Knights of Calatrava their definitive rule, which was approved in the same year by Pope Gregory VIII. This rule retained the Cistercian customs required of laymen, plus the obligation to wear their armor 24/7 and be ready to fight whenever the need arose. (Not very comfortable, but following vows of silence, nobody complained.)

Initially, these Knights of Calatrava were hugely successful and were rewarded by grants of land from the King of Castile. But by 1195, after a surge of new Muslim recruits from Africa, the Knights were overpowered and the Moors retook the castle which they kept for another 17 years. The Calatravas then recovered possession of the stronghold and from there spread to the far corners of Iberia.

The Templar Knight Order of Calatrava Banner by Marto of Toledo Spain features a black field with edging in black. Embroidered in the center of the field is the Templar Calatrava Cross in red.

This is a high quality product made in Toledo Spain which you can proudly display.

  • Material: Cotton
  • Overall Dimensions: 70 x 110 cms - 28 x 44 inches
  • Embroidered Red Templar Calatrava Cross on
       Your choice of either just one side or both sides

    Single Face $94.99 each

    Double Face $109.99




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