The Knights Templar, a powerful order of crusading monks. - The Temple Church is a late 12th-century church in London located between Fleet Street and the River Thames, built for and by the Knights Templar as their English headquarters. The building was originally used for Templar initiation ceremonies, and today, visitors can see the marble effigies of the medieval knights buried on the grounds.
Why do the figures on the crusader´s tombs have crossed legs? I´ve found out that: “Sometimes the figure on the tomb of a knight has his legs crossed at the ankles, this meant that the knight went one crusade. If the legs are crossed at the knees, he went twice; if at the thighs he went three times. ” —Ditchfield: Our Villages, 1889.