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The Second Crusade is at hand! Louis VII taking the banner at St Denis.


Louis VII (c.1120-1180) the Young, King of France Taking the Banner in St. Denis in 1147, 1840 (oil on canvas) by Jean-Baptiste Mauzaisse. The painting is presently on display at Versailles.

Although the Second Crusade ultimately failed, the Knights Templar showed themselves as the most capable, brave and well organized military force in the entire Western world.

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