The Warrior No One Forgot

A tribute …

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Templer KnightPeople have admired chivalrous conduct for thousands of years, long before we invented a word for it.  It does not confine itself to mounted warriors wearing armor and confronting a determined enemy.  Chivalry was a code employed by a culture of warriors, which extends to the notion of good men skilled in warfare willing to place their lives and fortunes “on the line” in defense of innocents, in defense of the realm, in defense of religious beliefs.  The code was already in writing by the time of Charlemagne and is chronicled in La Chanson de Roland, which tells of the Battle of Roncevaux Pass in 778 A.D.  Historians have restored the code, which appears in summary form below:

  • To fear God and maintain His church (community)
  • To serve the liege lord in valor and faith
  • To protect the weak and defenseless
  • To give succor to widows and orphans
  • To refrain…

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  1. An interesting perspective on the USMC, one I’d not heard of before, but can see the analogy. I’m more familiar with the USMC’s Revolutionary War associations with organizations like Fort St. David’s, the Schuylkill Fishing Company, the Colony (and State) in Schuylkill, Philadelphia Dancing Assemblies, Gloucester Fox Hunting Club and First Troop Philadelphia Cavalry and subsequent Cincinnati and Tammany Societies and IORM.

    Regardless, the code of the warrior continues, for honour and timocracy flourish most in desperate times

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