Invite a Knight bring the Living History of the Hospitaller Crusades to your school or event
It is the End of the 12th Century...Baron Charles Fitzthomas 2nd Earl of Derwent, a Norman Knight Hospitaller brings the TRUTH behind the crusades to you. Dressed in FULL Hospitaller costume, the sight of an armoured Knight always impresses.
Why did they happen?
Who went crusading and why?
How long did they last for and what went wrong?
What is the legacy of the crusades today?
Which countries went on the various crusades, what routes did they take and who were the personalities involved.
What did the Crusaders knights do once Jerusalem was won in 1099?
Why did the Crusade ultimately fail?
Baron Charles brings colour and life to the various crusader sites, Antioch, Jaffa, Tripoli and the amazing citadel of the Crac de Chevalier.
Who were the various Knightly orders and why were they formed (Templars, Hospitallers and Teutonic orders) and what happened to them after the crusaders left the holy land after the 9th Crusade led by Edward 1st in 1272 failed.
Baron Charles will detail the role of the Hospitaller knights, why they were formed, what they did and their legacy today.
This is NOT a RELIGIOUS Show in ANY way.