Wednesday, October 20, 2010

How To Deliver a Cavalry Charge

Doing my usual thing, researching this & that, and I come across what I found to be a very interesting article: "La Régle du Temple as a Military Manual, or, How to Deliver a Cavalry Charge" by Matthew Bennett. This was a piece written by the now-Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst (British West Point, basically), giving an overview of a mid-13th century manual for organizing the Knights Templar. It's been included in at least two published books, see it here:

Or, if you can read French, a translation of the original La Régle du Temple is available here:


  1. Thanks, that Templars piece was fascinating. In fact, that entire De Re Militari site looks like a good place to spend an afternoon.

  2. You may fin the version of the Regle on Google Books more readable: