Jackie was the last of his kind. After the first of the Crusades had retaken Jerusalem and the holy land from the heathen Muslims it became commonplace for the devout Europeans to take a little pilgrimage to see the sights, Golgotha, Zion, maybe head out to Galilee for a little beach time. Jerusalem itself was pretty well ordered, but the roads along the way were fraught with peril. Bandits, highwaymen, brigands, raiders, whatever you want to call them, the roads were crawling with them, and the average pilgrim didn’t stand a chance. The lucky ones escaped with just their finances foreshortened.
In 1119, a french knight named Hugh, proposed a holy order to patrol the routes and keep them safe for religious travellers.and so the Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon were founded. The first of the military orders established not to conduct war, but to maintain peace the members were required to submit to a vow of poverty in order to serve. The order itself was