In this research (click on the headline link), we found an important connection between Alfonso and Conrad III who battled and travelled together. Did the poisoned Alfonso leave holy relics with the Knights Templar for safekeeping? Did he create third-class relics to ensure his good fortune, hence the many copies of the lance that we find in history?
We also meet other holders of the Holy Lance - Raymond of Toulouse, Alfonso-Jordon, and Princes of Elvira of Castile.
Our researchers indicate that most likely Alfonso, realizing he was poisoned, may have hastily bequeathed the Holy Lance to someone trusted near his side, like Conrad III, another crusading general.
Could Conrad III's temporary stewardship of the Holy Lance from mid-April 1148 until a time when he passed through Vienna when he deposited it at the Knights Templar (most likely to be retrieved by his heir) be the source of the Germanic Holy Lance legends?
Keep in mind, at this point in our discovery, we are only at the stage of gathering evidence of several lances throughout history. If it seems confusing, just let the information "wash over" you. As our journey continues, you can always come back and reference these pages where the places and people will have a deeper meaning. Soon we will be providing you with an extensive timeline of the lance's journey through time and space.