Military – religious Order been founded on Castile, on the XIIth century, for the Abbot Don Raimundo de Fitero, with the initial aim to protect Calatrava Villa (near the current Ciudad Real). To the death of the Abbot, the new grand master, Don García adopted the Cistercian rule and the Pope recognized the same year the order.
In the year 1212, Calatrava Order was one of the most powerful of Castile. From 1254, the Monarch influenced the election of the Grand Masters and from 1476 he took the direct control of the Order.
Calatrava Cross, emblem of the Order is a Greek cross of gules with fluer-de-lises in the tops.
Calatrava Knight Cape,
- This Crusader’s Hooded Cape matches our Crusader tunic.
- This black cotton cape has a red velvet cross stitched to the left forearm area.
- A decorative leather rondel frog with snap closure in the front and a hood complete the cape.
This Calatrava Knight Cape matches our Calatrava Knight Cape #W1517T (Sold separately)