Bernard of Clairvaux - Letter to Hugh, Count of Champagne (Troyes) circa 1125
Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) was a French abbot and member of the Cistercian Order. He is noted for writing The Rule of the Templars and "Liber ad milites templi de laude novae militiae", which helped bring the Knights Templar into being and certainly enabled them to find Church approval. He had a long lasting friendship with Hugh, Count of Champagne (1074-1125), who preferred to use the lesser title of "Count of Troyes". We have recreated our version of the letter on 8.5" x 14" parchment and bearing St. Bernard of Clairvaux' seal in red wax.
We are providing two copies of the document, one in French and one in English. A great gift for history buffs, fans of the Knights Templar or those who venerate St. Bernard of Clairvaux. The documents will be shipped rolled together with a textured red cuff with gold wax and small cross shield embedded within.
Please note that this sale is for two copies (French and English) of Bernard of Clairvaux' letter to Hugh, Count of Champagne (Troyes). All other items shown are for photographic prop purposes only and are not for sale. Thanks for looking!