Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Simon de Montfort

Simon de Montfort who took the Cross to follow Louis on his 1248 Crusade, but ultimately remained behind to quell disturbances in Gascony

Outer Gate--Gate of St. John--Fortress of Rhodes 1309 -1522

The outer gate leading to the bulwark at the Gate of St. John, at the Post of Provence.  A course of double moulding separating the upper vertical part of the wall from the lower widening one is a characteristic of Pierre d'Aubusson's work.  The Grand Masters coat of arms can seen above the gatealongside that of the Order of St. John and a relief of St. John the Baptist