The Crusader Order of Calatrava was the first military and religious order founded in the Kingdom of Castile, but the second to receive papal approval. Officially confirmed on September 26, 1164, the Order of Calatrava was founded by Abbot Raymond of Fitero with the original purpose of protecting the town of Calatrava. As their numbers and strength grew they were invited in 1147 by the King of Castile, to protect a castle called Calatrava, which he had taken from the Moors. Initially, these Knights of Calatrava were hugely successful and were rewarded by grants of land from the King of Castile. But by 1195, after a surge of new Muslim recruits from Africa, the Knights were overpowered and the Moors retook the castle. Made entirely of cotton, the Calatrava Crusader Knight Cloak and Tunic are composed of a black colored tunic and cloak, both with a sewn red Calatrava cross fleury, which represents the typical dress of a knight in the order of Calatrava.
- Includes Tunic and Cloak ONLY
- Made of Cotton
- One Size
Please note that this item does not come with the leather cloak clasp.