Who can forget the dramatic scene in “The Kingdom of Heaven” when King Guy of Lusignan rallying the Templar Knights to attack Salah ed-Din Yusef (Saladin)? In Ridley Scott’s film, the King was aided by the Templar Knights. It made for a nice Hollywood moment.
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One can’t speak of the Crusades without discussing the military societies prominent during the times. There were many groups of men banded together for the Holy cause but the three we are most familiar with are the Knight of the Order of the Temple, the Knights Hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem, and the Teutonic Order. Each organization had its own agenda.