Order of Knights of Montesa

  • Medieval Era
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

The Order of The Knight of Montesa or Orden de Montesa, was a regional Military Order - founded by King Alfonso I of Aragon in 1128. Styled after the Military Orders he saw while fighting in The Crusades, these Knights did not fight in The Middle East. They served as a Police/Home Guard Force, tasked with protecting the region. They wore a white mantle-apron with a Red and Gray Cross. Not a large Order, they numbered at their height only 1,000 Knights. They were instrumental in quelling many Moorish incursion attempts into Valencia. By the 1312 coronation of King James II of Aragon, The Order was disbanded. They were never re-constituted.