Templar Knights wore the symbol of a Red Cross to signify martyrdom. They laid their life on the line for Holy purposes and if they were killed in battle, it was considered a great honour and a sure place in heaven.
Crusades by Nikola Yordanov
'Duel' by Mariusz Kozik ----- Better quality here
Prayer before battle a Templer Knight and his men
Richard the Lionheart And Saladin Face Off
mounted sergeants by mariusz kozik Sparrow Volume John Watkiss
"Battle of Bannockburn. The King of Scots cleaves in two the Great Helm of a chivalrous English knight (Sir Henry de Bohun), with his mighty axe, in full view of his triumphant Scottish army, June 1314 AD"
Battle of Hastings, England, in 1066 - Norman knights plow into the Anglo-Saxon lines.
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Jousting Steed by Tomasz Jedruszek
Quick photo bash painting during a couple of lunch breaks. Charge of the White Dragon