Knights Templar: Around 1119 CE, King Baldwin II of Jerusalem agreed to grant the request to form a monastic order for the protection of the pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land in Jerusalem. This request of this new order came from a French knight, Hugues de Payens, and his relative Godfrey de Saint-Omer. The Order took the name of the Poor Knights of Christ and the Temple of Solomon, or "#Templar" #knights.
Dering Roll, c. 1270-1280. The Dering Roll is the oldest English roll of arms surviving in its original form. It was made between 1270 and 1280 and contains the coat of arms of 324 knights, starting with two illegitimate children of King John.
I.H.S.V. +++nnDnn+++ Latin: Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Salomonici), commonly known as the Knights Templar, the Order of the Temple (French: Ordre du Temple or Templiers) or simply as Templars
The Knights Templar, a powerful order of crusading monks. - The Temple Church is a late 12th-century church in London located between Fleet Street and the River Thames, built for and by the Knights Templar as their English headquarters. The building was originally used for Templar initiation ceremonies, and today, visitors can see the marble effigies of the medieval knights buried on the grounds.