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Spartan Warlord - DIHNEKIS

 Dienekes(Διηνέκης):Perpetuity was one of the 300 Spartans who took part in the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC under King Leonidas.
The Dienekes was known because of the response of "better, we will fight in the shade, when someone remarked that the Persians are so many that their arrows will be buried under the sun. This phrase was to become synonymous with bravery, boldness and contempt of death, because when it comes to the battlefield, honored, is the highest ideal for a country - city.
Herodotus tells us [1] that the third and final day of the battle and after Leonidas was mortally wounded, the Dienekes with some of the companions of 4 times his body was pulled from the hands of the enemies until they all died from barrage of arrows.

Sir Jhon of Eltham, England XIV c.

Prince John was born at Eltham manor in Kent in August 1316 and took his surname from his birthplace. He was the second son of King Edward II (d.1327) and his wife Queen Isabella of France (d.1358). In 1328 John was created Earl of Cornwall by his elder brother King Edward III. When Edward was abroad John was Regent or Guardian of the Realm, despite his youth. He fought against the Scots who were raiding England’s northern border and died in Perth on 13 September 1336, possibly of fever. Edward was devastated and ordered 900 masses to be said for John’s soul.

The rumour that Edward murdered his brother has been discounted. His embalmed body was buried  in Westminster Abbey on 13 January 1337.

Knight Templar

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Immediately after the deliverance of Jerusalem, the Crusaders, considering their vow fulfilled, returned in a body to their homes. The defense of this precarious conquest, surrounded as it was by Mohammedan neighbours, remained. In 1118, during the reign of Baldwin II, Hugues de Payens, a knight of Champagne, and eight companions bound themselves by a perpetual vow, taken in the presence of the Patriarch of Jerusalem, to defend the Christian kingdom. Baldwin accepted their services and assigned them a portion of his palace, adjoining the temple of the city; hence their title "pauvres chevaliers du temple" (Poor Knights of the Temple). Poor indeed they were, being reduced to living on alms, and, so long as they were only nine, they were hardly prepared to render important services, unless it were as escorts to the pilgrims on their way from Jerusalem to the banks of the Jordan, then frequented as a place of devotion.
The Templars had as yet neither distinctive habit nor rule. Hugues de Payens journeyed to the West to seek the approbation of the Church and to obtain recruits. At the Council of Troyes (1128), at which he assisted and at which St. Bernard was the leading spirit, the Knights Templars adopted the Rule of St. Benedict, as recently reformed by the Cistercians. They accepted not only the three perpetual vows, besides the crusader's vow, but also the austere rules concerning the chapel, the refectory, and the dormitory. They also adopted the white habit of the Cistercians, adding to it a red cross.
Notwithstanding the austerity of the monastic rule, recruits flocked to the new order, which thenceforth comprised four ranks of brethren

German Sniper

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Teutonic Knight

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