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St John's Gate  Clerkenwell used to be the centre for the Knights Hospitallers, who started off as hospital workers in the Crusades and were gradually transformed into a military order. They were also known as the Order of St John which eventually became St John's Ambulance. Their museum is now within the gatehouse structure.

St John's Gate Clerkenwell used to be the centre for the Knights Hospitallers, who started off as hospital workers in the Crusades and were gradually transformed into a military order. They were also known as the Order of St John which eventually became St John's Ambulance. Their museum is now within the gatehouse structure.

The Crusader window detail of St George in the Church of St Thomas and St Edmunds @ Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK. It is recorded that St George came to the assistance of crusaders on both the first and the third crusades.

The Crusader window detail of St George in the Church of St Thomas and St Edmunds @ Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK. It is recorded that St George came to the assistance of crusaders on both the first and the third crusades.

The Crusader Window detail - King Richard I of England (Coeur de Lion) in the Church of St Thomas and St Edmunds @ Salisbury, Wiltshire.UK

The Crusader Window detail - King Richard I of England (Coeur de Lion) in the Church of St Thomas and St Edmunds @ Salisbury, Wiltshire.UK

The Crusader Window detail in the Church of St Thomas and St Edmunds @ Salisbury, Wiltshire.UK

The Crusader Window detail in the Church of St Thomas and St Edmunds @ Salisbury, Wiltshire.UK

The Crusader window in the Church of St Thomas and St Edmunds @ Salisbury, Wiltshire.UK

The Crusader window in the Church of St Thomas and St Edmunds @ Salisbury, Wiltshire.UK

One of the two effigies of Crusader Knights in St Peters church, Dorchester, Dorset. UK They are said to represent two crusaders from the 'Chidiock Family' founders of a neighbouring Friary from which it is beleived they came from, and may have been brought to St Peter's at the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries. It is believed that the crossing of legs meant the knight had either served in the crusades, had taken crusading vows, or more significantly was a Knight Templar

One of the two effigies of Crusader Knights in St Peters church, Dorchester, Dorset. UK They are said to represent two crusaders from the 'Chidiock Family' founders of a neighbouring Friary from which it is beleived they came from, and may have been brought to St Peter's at the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries. It is believed that the crossing of legs meant the knight had either served in the crusades, had taken crusading vows, or more significantly was a Knight Templar

One of the two effigies of Crusader Knights in St Peters church, Dorchester, Dorset. UK  They are said to represent two crusaders from the 'Chidiock Family' founders of a neighbouring Friary from which it is beleived they came from, and may have been brought to St Peter's at the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries.  It is believed that the crossing of legs meant the knight had either served in the crusades, had taken crusading vows, or more significantly was a Knight Templar

One of the two effigies of Crusader Knights in St Peters church, Dorchester, Dorset. UK They are said to represent two crusaders from the 'Chidiock Family' founders of a neighbouring Friary from which it is beleived they came from, and may have been brought to St Peter's at the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries. It is believed that the crossing of legs meant the knight had either served in the crusades, had taken crusading vows, or more significantly was a Knight Templar