- Jan 14, 2016
Another splendid body of men defending Christendom from the Muhommadan Horde. They were founded in 1190 in the Christian Kingdom of Jerusalem to defend German pilgrims to the Holy Land. They were known for their fearsome battle dress, iron discipline and ferocious bravery on the field of slaughter. Like the Templars, they wore a white tunic, but with a black cross. Later on, their ferocity was unleashed on the pagans of the Baltics, where they seem to have overstepped their orders from the Pope. To this day, there is still a folk suspicion of Christianity in the Baltic area going back to this time. The great hero of the Jews, Napoleon Bonaparte, ordered their dissolution in 1809 and confiscated much of their land, however they continued to exist as a religious Catholic organization. Ironically, Hitler also banned them, but they survived him too and still exist to this very day.