What is your favorite military order and why?
Some knights decided to pledge themselves to defending the Christian faith, so they formed orders that fought in the Crusades wars. These were military orders.
Three of the most famous military orders:
⚔️ The Knights Templar:
They were famous fighters during the Crusades. Their headquarters was in the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The knights refused to retreat in battle and were often the first to lead the charge. In the Battle of Montgisard, 500 Knights of the Templar led a small force of just a few thousand men in victory over 26,000 Muslim soldiers.
⚔️ The Knights Hospitaller:
They were formed to protect poor and sick pilgrims in the Holy Land. During the Crusades, they defended the Holy Land from the Muslims.
⚔️ The Teutonic Knights :
The Teutonic Knights were German and previously were a part of the Hospitallers. After fighting in the Crusades, the Teutonic Knights participated in the conquest of Prussia. They became mighty until they were defeated in 1410 by the Polish at the Battle of Tannenberg.