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The Knights Templar started off as a military force protecting pilgrims going to the holy land, though they became an elite combat force in the crusades who also had huge financial influence in Europe.

The Knights Templar started off as a military force protecting pilgrims going to the holy land, though they became an elite combat force in the crusades who also had huge financial influence in Europe.

The Moriscos (Spanish for "Moor-like") were Muslims in Spain and Portugal how were forced to convert to Christianity at the beginning of the 16th century. Many Moriscos continued to practice Islam, most in secret, but some did so openly. A decree issued by King Felipe II in 1566 oblidged the Moriscos to adopt Spanish language, dress and customs. The Moriscos produced books known as aljamiados, which written in Spanish using the Arabic alphabet and were used to instruct fellow Moriscos in…

The Morisco alphabet or aljamiado is a way of writing Spanish with the Arabic script used by Muslim Moriscos in Spain and Portugual from the century

Hospitaller Knight (later of St John)

Рицар хоспиталиер / Hospitaller Knight (later of St John)

Raymond Le Maur was the best sword of the Temple, before he gave his heart and soul to Azalais the Parfait

Raymond Le Maur was the best sword of the Temple, before he gave his heart and soul to Azalais the Parfait

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