"One of the religious orders of Spanish knighthood, was founded as a military fraternity for the defense of Estremadura against the Moors. In 1197, Pope Celestine III. raised it to the rank of a religious order of knighthood; bestowed great privileges on it, and charged it with the defense of the Christian faith." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Alcantara

"One of the religious orders of Spanish knighthood, was founded as a military fraternity for the defense…

This sculpture by the great artist, Donatello, is of a man holding a book and looking down at an angel kneeling. It is a Bass-relief that can now be found in Florence, Italy.

The Annunciation

This sculpture by the great artist, Donatello, is of a man holding a book and looking down at an angel…

Used in most religions to collect money for the religious center or the poor. This alms basin is used in a church and is made out of wood.

Alms Basin

Used in most religions to collect money for the religious center or the poor. This alms basin is used…

Used in most religions to collect money for the religious center or the poor. This alms basin is used in a church and is made out of wood.

Alms Basin

Used in most religions to collect money for the religious center or the poor. This alms basin is used…

(1519-1605) A French Protestant theologian and reformer.

Theodore de Beza

(1519-1605) A French Protestant theologian and reformer.

"A strange triangular bridge at Croyland was probably built for or by a religious body. This structure stands at the confluence of the Welland, the Nyne, and the Catwater drain; three pointed arches, having their abutments at the angles of an equilateral triangle, meet in the middle, giving three watercourses and three roadways." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Croyland Bridge

"A strange triangular bridge at Croyland was probably built for or by a religious body. This structure…

The Carthusian Order, also called the Order of St. Bruno, is a Roman Catholic religious order of enclosed monastics. The order was founded by Saint Bruno of Cologne in 1084 and includes both monks and nuns. The order has its own Rule, called the Statutes, rather than the Rule of St Benedict (as is often erroneously reported) and combines eremitical and cenobitic life.

A Carthusian

The Carthusian Order, also called the Order of St. Bruno, is a Roman Catholic religious order of enclosed…

This portrait was painted by Giotto. It is of Giovanni Cimabue. This man is considered the first modern painter who lived in the 13th century.

Giovanni Cimabue

This portrait was painted by Giotto. It is of Giovanni Cimabue. This man is considered the first modern…

The ceremonial mitre of the Archbishop Cranley, 1407.

Mitre of Archbishop Cranley

The ceremonial mitre of the Archbishop Cranley, 1407.

An illustration of a older man reading a large book set upon a stand on a table.

Man Reading Book

An illustration of a older man reading a large book set upon a stand on a table.

This sculpture by the great artist, Donatello, is of Carlo Marzuppini, an Italian chancellor from Florence, Italy. The body of Carlo Marzuppini is pictured laying in his tomb. The sculpture can now be found in Florence, Italy.

Monument of Carlo Marzuppini

This sculpture by the great artist, Donatello, is of Carlo Marzuppini, an Italian chancellor from Florence,…

This sculpture is a Bronze-relief by Ghiberti. It is of a man on his knees in the presence of Jesus. It can now be found on the North Door of the Bapistry in Florence, Italy.

Offering of the Wise Men

This sculpture is a Bronze-relief by Ghiberti. It is of a man on his knees in the presence of Jesus.…

This Antique Patera has a lip and is made out of bronze. It is a larger spoon shaped vessel or handled dish typically used for religious purposes.

Antique Patera

This Antique Patera has a lip and is made out of bronze. It is a larger spoon shaped vessel or handled…

Laprell the rabbit greeting Reynard the Fox who is dressed as a peaceful pilgrim.

Reynard the Fox: Laprell the Rabbit

Laprell the rabbit greeting Reynard the Fox who is dressed as a peaceful pilgrim.

Reynard the Fox talking with his uncle, Martin the ape, telling him that the animals' accusations of his trickery are false.

Reynard the Fox: Martin the Ape

Reynard the Fox talking with his uncle, Martin the ape, telling him that the animals' accusations of…

The last appearance of the sangreal.

Sangreal

The last appearance of the sangreal.

A religious temple in Cevlon.

Temple

A religious temple in Cevlon.

This Graeco-Italic vessel is made out of bronze. It was used partly for secular and partly for religious purposes.

Graeco-Italic Vessel

This Graeco-Italic vessel is made out of bronze. It was used partly for secular and partly for religious…

This Greek vessel has a mouth that is pinched in on the sides. Made out of painted clay, this vessel was partly used for secular and partly for religious purposes. It was made out of painted clay.

Greek Vessel

This Greek vessel has a mouth that is pinched in on the sides. Made out of painted clay, this vessel…

This Greek vessel has a mouth that is pinched in on the sides. Made out of painted clay, this vessel was partly used for secular and partly for religious purposes. It was made out of painted clay.

Greek Vessel

This Greek vessel has a mouth that is pinched in on the sides. Made out of painted clay, this vessel…

This Greek vessel is made out of bronze. This vessel was partly used for secular and partly for religious purposes.

Greek Vessel

This Greek vessel is made out of bronze. This vessel was partly used for secular and partly for religious…