The Order Of The Garter

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The relationship between the knights of Europe and their authority figures, such as the kings and popes during the middle-ages, remained constantly changing as the discovery of new Orders and the expectations of it’s knights changed periodically throughout the century, this in turn led to the recovery of their bad reputation. The Order of the Temple was the first military order in existence; they began based on protecting holy ground for life and adopting a lifestyle common among monks. The power granted to them from the king and the church was quickly twisted and used for self-profit and the selfish gain of the brotherhood, now the knights slowly began to continue their disrespect by not fulfilling their Christian duty. The brothers were…show more content…
The Order of the Garter held a strong relationship with both the Christian faith and Pope Clement maintaining the motto in the light of the chivalric code practicing good Christianity as well as chivalry thus restoring the original notion of the knights of Christ. The Order of the Temple was the first religious order in existence, which comprised of a brotherhood of knights in Jerusalem set apart from society in accordance to their Christian faith and devotion regulated by the church. The order was founded in the early 12th century in the early days of the quest for holy land; they were originally designed to protect pilgrims traveling to these holy lands. In the later days of the order there was much debate whether the knights could be considered a part of a religious order. In around 1150 Pope Eugenius III, who was Pope of the Catholic Christian faith from 1145 to his death in 1153, received a letter which stated that the monks did not regard the knights of the Order of the Temple as monks and that their fighting the Muslims over seas…show more content…
The knights of this brotherhood were focused mainly on charitable donations, the protection of holy ground and the pilgrims and Bantu people who come to see it and the construction of hospitals as well as places of refuge. Although they did not have the power and strength to aid as much as what was expected of them so they were mainly forgotten. This was until Herman van Salza rose to be the leader of the Teutonic Knights; Salze was born into a simple knightly family, when he came of age he joined the Order of the Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary. He became the master in 1210 and led it with great and rapid success allowing them to go from being able to only equip ten brothers for battle to an astounding number of over 2000. The wealth of the order also grew under the leadership of Salze, where their wealth was based on the charity of the people under his reign their popularity grew and allowed them to better publicize themselves and their work. In contrast the “Order of the Templar sources of income diversified, as it acquired plunder from it’s military campaigning and began to deploy and invest its own wealth in Western Europe”. The presence of the Teutonic knights remained a strong faithful military order dedicated to the Christian faith and it’s holy ground and people, until the early 1400’s where
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