I warmly welcome!
I invite you to a short inboxing of the Templar set received from friendly CP MODELS (thanks Mark!)
At the beginning of the week, a package of goodies reached me, ranging from the atmosphere of Lovecraft, to the Alien in the Middle Ages ending. And it is to this last period that I will devote a number of subsequent entries.
- The Templar set consists of 5 models made of white metal (only a hand with a weapon attached in 3 figures)
- We also get five 25mm bases.
- Sculpted by Stavros Zouliatis (cheers master!)
Below are photos of the set of the first model I painted.
I invite you!
The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon (Latin: Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Salomonici), also known as the Order of Solomon's Temple, the Knights Templar or simply the Templars, were a Catholic military order founded in 1119, headquartered on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem through 1128 when they went to meet with Pope Honorius II.
They were recognized in 1139 by the papal bull Omne datum optimum.
The order was active until 1312 when it was perpetually suppressed by Pope Clement V by the bull Vox in excelso.
The Templars became a favored charity throughout Christendom, and grew rapidly in membership and power. They were prominent in Christian finance.
Templar knights, in their distinctive white mantles with a red cross, were amongst the most skilled fighting units of the Crusades.
Non-combatant members of the order, who made up as much as 90% of their members, managed a large economic infrastructure throughout Christendom, developing innovative financial techniques that were an early form of banking, building its own network of nearly 1,000 commanderies and fortifications across Europe and the Holy Land, and arguably forming the world's first multinational corporation.
The Templars were closely tied to the Crusades; when the Holy Land was lost, support for the order faded. Rumours about the Templars' secret initiation ceremony created distrust, and King Philip IV of France – deeply in debt to the order – took advantage of this distrust to destroy them and erase his debt. In 1307, he had many of the order's members in France arrested, tortured into giving false confessions, and burned at the stake.
Pope Clement V disbanded the order in 1312 under pressure from King Philip. The abrupt reduction in power of a significant group in European society gave rise to speculation, legend, and legacy through the ages.*
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