The “Beauceant”, the Knights Templar battle flag

The Beauceant was the battle flag of the Templars.

The Vexillum Belli of the Order was a white banner, on which was displayed, in full size, the “Red Cross of the Order.” This standard was unfurled at the headquarters of the Grand Master during time of war, but it was the Beauceant was always carried into battle.

This sacred standard was known as the “Red Cross War Banner of the Order,” and the Beauceant as the “Battle Flag of the Order.” Untold numbers of heroes gave their lives’ blood to defend it to the last, whether in bitter defeat or – more often – glorious victory!

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