miércoles, 22 de julio de 2015
July 22, 1099 the Elelction of Godfrey de Bouillon as King of Jerusalem.
Godfrey of Bouillon, the leader of the First Crusade. He was elected King of Jerusalem by the Crusaders after the Holy City's capture in 1099
July 22, 1099 marks the election of Godfrey de Bouillon as King of Jerusalem, one of the Feast Days of the Order. While his bravery and piety made him the unanimous choice of the nobles of the Crusade, he would not wear a crown of gold in the city where the Saviour wore a crown of thorns, so out of humility Godfrey declined the title of king and reigned simply as Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri (Defender of the Holy Sepulchre).
All Knights and Dames of the Order are called upon to reflect on the virtues that made Godfrey the model of Christian chivalry.