The lords of Craan and Sable in the twelfth century consistently produced high-ranking crusaders who played crucial roles in Angevin politics and as masters of the Temple. This study will trace the careers of four of these men: Robert I the Burgundian, lord of Craan and Sable, a participant of the First Crusade; his grandson Robert the Burgundian of Craan, the second master of the Temple; Maurice II of Craan, a pilgrim to Jerusalem and a Third Crusdaer; and finally Robert IV of Sable, a commander of the Angevin fleet and master of the Temple during the Third Crusade. These men operated within a family tradition of going to Jerusalem the details of which reveal much about this particular family, as well as the development of the Temple Order and Angevin participation in the Third Crusade.
"Crusaders and Templars: Robert the Burgundian Lord of Craon and Sablé and his Descendants, 1095-1192,"
Medieval Prosopography: Vol. 30
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/medpros/vol30/iss1/3