Stock Photo: RELIGIOUS AND MILITARY ORDERS: ORDER OF CALATRAVA. Founded in the kingdom of Castile in the 12th century (1158) by Abbot Raymond of Fitero. ORDER OF MONTESA. Founded by King James II of Aragon in the 14th century (1317). ORDER OF SANTIAGO. Originating in the 12th century (1175) in the Kingdom of Leo´n with the aim of protecting pilgrims on the Way of St. James and push back the Muslims from the peninsula. ORDER OF ALCANTARA. Created in the kingdom of Leon in the 12th century (1176) for purely Ex