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Necklace - Rare Crusader Crucifix 35x49mm - Sterling Silver + 18 Inch Sterling Silver Chain

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This Rare Crusader Crucifix has been recast in sterling silver. The sterling silver chain measures 18 inches.

CRUCIFIX AS A SYMBOL
The sign of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection and principal symbol of the Christian faith was associated with the crusade movement from its very inception. At the Council of Clermont (1095), which set in motion the First Crusade (1096-1099), Pope Urban II decreed that all those going to fight on behalf of their fellow Christians in the East should wear the sign of the cross. The use of the cross as the special sign of the crusader was immediately taken up with great enthusiasm as Urban’s appeal found adherents all over the West.

The attachment of a cross to clothing or armor came to be the most visible and popular outward expression of the intention to go on crusade, so much so that “to take the cross” effectively meant the same as to take a crusade vow.

ST LOUIS IX - KING OF FRANCE & CRUSADER
Louis was born on 25 April 1214 at Poissy, near Paris, the son of Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile. At the time of his birth his grandfather, Philip II, was King of France. Louis was 9 years old when his grandfather died and his father became King Louis VIII. When Louis was 12 years old his father died, and a month later Louis was crowned king at Reims cathedral. Because he was so young his mother ruled France as regent for a number of years.

Louis’ mother trained him to be a great leader and a good Christian. When he was 20 years old he married Margaret of Provence, a devout Catholic. At this time he took charge as King of France.

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