The Templars

Author: Piers Paul Read
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466875259
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In 1099, the city of Jerusalem, a possession of the Islamic Caliphate for over four-hundred years, fell to an army of European knights intent on restoring the Cross to the Holy Lands. From the ranks of these holy warriors emerged an order of monks trained in both scripture and the military arts, an order that would protect and administer Christendom's prized conquest for almost a century: the Knights of the Temple of Solomon, or the Templars. In this articulate and engaging history, Piers Paul Read explores the rise, the catastrophic fall, and the far-reaching legacy of these knights who took, and briefly held, the most bitterly contested citadel in the monotheistic West. Drawing on the most recent scholarship, and writing with authority and candor, Read chronicles the history of the blood-splattered monks who still infiltrate modernity in literature, as the inspiration for secret societies, and in the backyard fantasies of any child with access to a stick and a garbage can lid. More than armed holy men, the Templars also represented the first uniformed standing army in the Western world. Sustaining their military order required vast sums of money, and, to that end, a powerful multinational corporation formed. The prosperity that European financiers enjoyed, from the efficient management of Levantine possessions and from pioneering developments in the field of international banking, would help jump-start Europe's long-slumbering Dark Age economy. In 1307, the French king, Philip IV, expropriated Templar lands, unleashing a wave of repression that would crest five years later. After Templar leaders broke down and confessed, under torture, to blasphemy, heresy, and sodomy, Pope Clement V suppressed the Order in 1312. Was it guilty as charged? And what relevance has the story to our own times? In this remarkable history, Piers Paul Read explores the Crusades and the individual biographies of the many colorful characters that fought them.

Knights Templar In Britain

Author: Evelyn Lord
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317866428
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The Knights Templar In Britain examines exactly who became knights, what rituals sustained them, where the power bases were, and how their tentacles spread through the political and economic worlds of Britain before their defeat at the hands of the Inquisition some two hundred years later. Founded in the early twelfth century, the mysterious Knights Templar rose to be the most powerful military order of the Middle Ages. While their campaign in the Middle East and travels are well-known, their huge influence across the British isles remains virtually uncharted. For readers interested in Medieval History.

Secrets Of The Knights Templar

Author: Susie Hodge
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780879989
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The Knights Templar are one of the most secretive and powerful religious orders in history: for over two centuries they were the elite fighting force of the Crusades. Highly trained, and adhering to a strict chivalric code, their success on the battlefield brought them both wealth and political influence. But it is the legends and secrecy surrounding the order and its Grand Masters that continue to fascinate historians and general readers alike. Secrets of the Knights Templar examines each of these mysteries in turn to reveal the truth about the Knights' secret practices, rituals and codes, as well as the continued influence of the Templars today. From the true location of the Holy Grail to the Templars' involvement in the Battle of Bannockburn, and from the sudden downfall of the order to modern-day claims of descent - S. J. Hodge uncovers the hidden links behind the stories and separates historical fact from fiction.

The Knights Templar

Author: Sean Martin
Editor: Oldcastle Books
ISBN: 1842435655
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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 himselffirst bankers, and invented the modern banking system that is still in use today, and were also involved in exploration and engineering.

The Knights Templar

Author: Gil McHattie
Editor: Temple Lodge Publishing
ISBN: 1906999260
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The beginnings of the Templar Order are shrouded in mystery. Very little is known about its foundation, inner workings or its rapid growth. From varying points of view, the contributors tackle key questions relating to the forming of the Order and its aims and intentions.

The Knights Templar

Author: Rudolf Steiner
Editor: Rudolf Steiner Press
ISBN: 1855841797
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Founded in the early 12th century, the Knights Templar became famous for their banking system, and strict vows of obedience, chastity and poverty. Based on his spiritual perceptions, here, Steiner speaks of the Templars' connection to the esoteric tradition of St John, their relationship with the Holy Grail, and their dedication to Christ.

The Knights Templar

Author: Prof. Kenneth Onapolis, Ph.D.
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0359537979
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The Knights Templar: The Priceless Treasure Discovered Who were the Knights Templar? Did they really exist? Did they discover treasure so valuable that King Philip IV of France was willing to kill them to obtain? If so, what happened to the treasure? Or, did they discover priceless treasure concerning Christianity, which caused Pope Clement V to enlist the help of King Philip to suppress the Templars before they revealed what they had discovered and destroyed the foundation of the Papacy and its claims of universal supremacy? What was this ?Priceless-Treasure? that was discovered by the Knights Templar, which was such a severe threat to the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope that they would be willing to kill the Templars over? Moreover, that men like Jacques de Molay would rather be burned at the stake than renounce? Through the research of Professor Kenneth Onapolis, the answers to all of these questions and more are finally revealed.

Sketch Of The History Of The Knights Templars

Author: James Burnes
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A Brief History Of The Knights Templar

Author: Helen Nicholson
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472117875
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Much has been written about the Knights Templar in recent years. A leading specialist in the history of this legendary medieval order now writes a full account of the Knights of the Order of the Temple of Solomon, to give them their full title, bringing the latest findings to a general audience. Putting many of the myths finally to rest, Nicholson recounts a new history of these storm troopers of the papacy, founded during the crusades but who got so rich and influential that they challenged the power of kings.

The Lost Treasure Of The Knights Templar

Author: Steven Sora
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1594777667
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A compelling argument that connects the lost treasure of the Knights Templar to the mysterious money pit on Oak Island, Nova Scotia, that has baffled treasure hunters for two centuries • Fascinating occult detective work linking the Cathars, the Scottish Masons, and Renne-le-Chateau to the elusive treasure pit on Oak Island • Draws on new evidence recently unearthed in Italy, France, and Scotland to provide a compelling solution to one of the world's most enduring mysteries When the Order of Knights Templar was ruthlessly dissolved in 1307 by King Philip the Fair of France it possessed immense wealth and political power, yet none of the treasure the Templars amassed has ever been found. Their treasure is rumored to contain artifacts of spiritual significance retrieved by the order during the Crusades, including the genealogies of David and Jesus and documents that trace these bloodlines into the royal bloodlines of Merovingian France. Placing a Scottish presence in the New World a century before Columbus, Steven Sora paints a credible scenario that has the Sinclair clan of Scotland transporting the wealth of the Templars--entrusted to them as the Masonic heirs of the order--to a remote island off the shores of present-day Nova Scotia. The mysterious money pit there is commonly believed to have been built before 1497 and has guarded its secret contents tenaciously despite two centuries of determined efforts to unearth it. All of these efforts (one even financed by American president Franklin Delano Roosevelt) have failed, thanks to an elaborate system of booby traps, false beaches, hidden drains, and other hazards of remarkable ingenuity and technological complexity.