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    I'm thinking of doing a poll for favorite orders of knighthood, but rather than do as I (and others) have done in the past, I thought I'd get a chat going first, to see what orders of knighthood from the medieval era that people have an interest in.

    I'll let this go for a while then kick a poll off. Please stick to medieval orders of knighthood on this thread. Thanks.

    Here are the knights I think of as good ones.

    The Teutonic Knights
    The Brethren of the Sword
    The Knights Templar (see the thread on them!)
    The Knights of Malta
    The Knights of the Garter
    The Knights of the Golden Fleece

    I know there are a lot of others. Please post their names here.

    JS
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  • #2
    The Knights Who Say Ni!

    (sorry, couldn't resist.. :P )
    Stay Alert, Stay Alive!

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    • #3
      Ni! Ni! Ni! and icky-icky-pang-zuwoum!

      Sorry not really my strongpoints...
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      • #4
        The Knights of the Round Table!

        Oh no, they weren't real were they...

        Sorry Janos, we are really trashing your thread aren't we?

        Dr. S.
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        • #5
          Now for a serious reply.

          The Knights of Malta (nee St. John). They held the Christian "fort" at Rhodes and later at Malta from Islamic expansion against incredible odds. Plus they don't have the negative bagage some of the other orders have.
          Lance W.

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          • #6
            Yea, serious reply...

            This recalled to memory an essay I read a while back in one of the martial arts sites I frequent.

            ARMA
            Stay Alert, Stay Alive!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Doctor Sinister
              The Knights of the Round Table!

              Oh no, they weren't real were they...

              Sorry Janos, we are really trashing your thread aren't we?

              Dr. S.

              I thought they were real. They just weren't in Britain, but in Brittany,a region in northern France.
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              • #8
                Knights of Malta
                Govenour Of Texas and all southern provinces. Kepper Of The Holy Woodchipper.

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                • #9
                  The Knights of Malta.............

                  equal The Knights Hospitaller [their real cooler name!]

                  They were a relgious order founded to safeguard travellers in the Holy Land. IMHO the best of the Holy orders and the one most dedicated to fighting the then and current enemies of the West.


                  At the siege of Malta they fought in full plate against the Turkish empire[guns, firebombs and 2 handed swords...should be a movie]

                  At St. Elmo a vital outer defensive work vats of vater were set up so that Knights set aflame could jump into them, extinguish themselves, and continue the battle! Turks in more flowing robe sort of equipment would have a much harder time when lit afire by "flaming hoops"

                  As St. Elmo fell 2? wounded knights unable to stand had themselves strapped to chairs placed in the centre of the breach where they met their ends.

                  prolly another 10- 20 years and the "Church" will be reforming these guys..

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                  • #10
                    The Order of the Dragon.

                    most famous member: Vlad the Impaler.

                    Eventually I'm going to see how much I can find about them, and to what extent they existed.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Overseer
                      The Order of the Dragon.

                      most famous member: Vlad the Impaler.

                      Eventually I'm going to see how much I can find about them, and to what extent they existed.
                      Good one!
                      JS
                      Barcsi János ispán vezérőrnagy
                      Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2003 & 2006


                      "Never pet a burning dog."

                      RECOMMENDED WEBSITES:
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