Knights Templar


The Knights Templar were the most powerful military religious order of the Middle Ages. Formed to protect pilgrims in the Holy Land, they participated in the Crusades and rapidly gained wealth, lands and influence and were answerable to none save the Pope himself.

ISBN: 9781842433324 Author: Martin, Sean Publisher: Pocketessentials Publication Date: 23rd June 2009 Imprint: Pocket Essentials Cover: Paperback Dewey: 255.7913 (edition:22) Pages: 174 Edition: New Edition Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

The Templars have exerted a unique influence over European history: orthodox historians see them as nothing more than soldier-monks whose arrogance was their ultimate undoing, while others see them as occultists of the first order, the founders of Freemasonry, possessors of the Holy Grail and creators of the Turin Shroud. Sean Martin considers both the orthodox and conspiratorial version of events, and includes the latest revelations from the Vatican Library.

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