Crusader’s Cape

115.90

3 in stock

Description of the Product

The Pope had awarded forgiveness of all sins and everlasting peace to those who died in the crusades. Preachers all over Europe were impelling the knights and lords to go to war for Christianity. Someone leaving on a crusade would sew a cross onto his clothes as a mark of his holy quest, pack up his weapons and join in on those departing from the same region. Some of the crusades were well organized and funded by princes, whereas others were made up of poorly led attacks by peasantry. The crusades were destined for the Levant, the Holy Land, Mediterranean, North Africa, and some also to Europe, for example Finland. The enemies of the Church included Muslims, Jews, heretics and pagans. The most famous of the crusades were those into the Holy Land, where Jerusalem was taken in the first crusade in 1099. The era of the European crusaders’ administration of the holy land of the three big religions lasted for 200 years, until the end of the 13th century.
This long hooded Crusader's cape is of heavy cotton with corded tie. A full red cross, typical of the Crusaders is embroidered on the left shoulder. The cape can be attached with strings hidden on the shoulders and closed from the front with a corded rope.
Heavy 100 % cotton.

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