Knights Templar in Britain

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Author: Evelyn Lord

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317866428

Category: History

Page: 368

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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.

In Search of the Knights Templar

A Guide to the Sites in Britain

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Author: Simon Brighton

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson Limited

ISBN: 9780297844334

Category: History

Page: 255

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The Knights Templar was a military and religious order that dominated medieval Europe for nearly 200 years until it was suppressed in the early 1300s. The warrior monks then disappeared from history into myth. This title provides a history of the Templars, and a comprehensive survey of all the Templar sites in Britain.

The Knights Templar on Trial

The Trial of the Templars in the British Isles, 1308-11

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Author: Helen J. Nicholson

Publisher: History Pr Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 288

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The loss of Acre in 1291 marked the beginning of the end of the Templars. They returned to Europe a far weaker organization. They were however, still well regarded so it came as a great shock when the Templar Brothers of France were arrested in 1307 on the orders of King Phillip IV. Other Christian monarchs followed the lead and the trial of the Templars in Britain began. This study covers the period between the start of the trials in early 1308 and the dissolution of the order in July 1311. The trials took a different course in England from those in mainland Europe with Edward II reluctant to obey the instructions of the papal investigators. The Templars did not confess to anything and the nobles and bishops did not cooperate with the investigators. Eventually in 1311 the church councils rejected all heresies and the Templars asked to be readmitted to the church.

Knights Templar in Yorkshire

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Author: Diane Holloway,Trish Colton,Dr. Evelyn Lord

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752473603

Category: History

Page: 128

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Where can you see an effigy of a Templar? What prompted King John to hand England over to an Italian? Who worked for the Templars in Yorkshire? This new book explores what medieval life was like during the Templars' stay in Yorkshire. Not only was it the biggest county in Britain, but in Templar terms it was also the richest. They owned more land, property, and people in Yorkshire than in any other county in England. This fascinating volume takes the reader on an intimate tour of the ten major Templar sites established in Yorkshire, and reveals what life was like for their inhabitants—how the land was farmed, what the population ate, how they were taxed, and local legends. Illustrated with an intriguing collection of photographs and specially commissioned maps, this book is sure to appeal to anyone interested in medieval history.

Knights Templar in Somerset

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Author: Juliet Faith

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752469819

Category: History

Page: 128

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This fascinating new book explores what life was like during the Templars' stay in Somerset during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. It reveals the struggles over land ownership in the county, and introduces the reader to little known historical characters including William de Marisco, revealing his struggle with the Templars, and claim to the throne of England. The final chapter reveals the controversy surrounding a carved wooden man's head discovered in a Somerset church. The author has found compelling evidence to suggeest that the church weas not only built on Templar land, but had a connection with the Grand Master of the Order himself. Richly illustrated and compiled using original research, this book is sure to appeal to everyone interested in medieval history.

In Search of the Knights Templar

A Guide to the Sites in Britain

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Author: Simon Brighton

Publisher: simon brighton

ISBN: 0297854259

Category:

Page: 256

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'Their existence was a meteor, which illuminated the age in which they flourished', Reverend G. Oliver, TEMPLE BRUER AND ITS KNIGHTS TEMPLAR, 1841The Knights Templar was a military and religious order that dominated medieval Europe for nearly two hundred years until it was suppressed in the early 1300s. The warrior monks then disappeared from history into myth, their true nature forgotten and woven into fantasy. But the traces they left behind on the land can still be seen, and, with a combination of stunning photography, historical imagery and detailed descriptions, this book provides not only a history of the Templars but also the first comprehensive survey of all the Templar sites in Britain. The author has researched and visited every site; he explains what there is to be seen, and the history and mythology behind it - as well as directions on how to get there.

The Templars

The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors

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Author: Dan Jones

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698186435

Category: History

Page: 448

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“Dan Jones is an entertainer, but also a bona fide historian. Seldom does one find serious scholarship so easy to read.” – The Times, Book of the Year A New York Times bestseller, this major new history of the knights Templar is “a fresh, muscular and compelling history of the ultimate military-religious crusading order, combining sensible scholarship with narrative swagger" – Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of Jerusalem A faltering war in the middle east. A band of elite warriors determined to fight to the death to protect Christianity’s holiest sites. A global financial network unaccountable to any government. A sinister plot founded on a web of lies. Jerusalem 1119. A small group of knights seeking a purpose in the violent aftermath of the First Crusade decides to set up a new order. These are the first Knights Templar, a band of elite warriors prepared to give their lives to protect Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land. Over the next two hundred years, the Templars would become the most powerful religious order of the medieval world. Their legend has inspired fervent speculation ever since. In this groundbreaking narrative history, Dan Jones tells the true story of the Templars for the first time in a generation, drawing on extensive original sources to build a gripping account of these Christian holy warriors whose heroism and alleged depravity have been shrouded in myth. The Templars were protected by the pope and sworn to strict vows of celibacy. They fought the forces of Islam in hand-to-hand combat on the sun-baked hills where Jesus lived and died, finding their nemesis in Saladin, who vowed to drive all Christians from the lands of Islam. Experts at channeling money across borders, they established the medieval world’s largest and most innovative banking network and waged private wars against anyone who threatened their interests. Then, as they faced setbacks at the hands of the ruthless Mamluk sultan Baybars and were forced to retreat to their stronghold in Cyprus, a vindictive and cash-strapped King of France set his sights on their fortune. His administrators quietly mounted a damning case against the Templars, built on deliberate lies and false testimony. On Friday October 13, 1307, hundreds of brothers were arrested, imprisoned and tortured, and the order was disbanded amid lurid accusations of sexual misconduct and heresy. They were tried by the Pope in secret proceedings and their last master was brutally tortured and burned at the stake. But were they heretics or victims of a ruthlessly repressive state? Dan Jones goes back to the sources tobring their dramatic tale, so relevant to our own times, to life in a book that is at once authoritative and compulsively readable.

The Templar's Curse

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Author: Evelyn Lord

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317865197

Category: History

Page: 222

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On the 18th March 1314, in Paris, Jacques de Molay, Grand Master of the Knights Templar, and Geoffroi de Charney, preceptor of the Knights Templar in Normandy, are led to the stake. Before the pyre at their feet is set alight, Jacques de Molay speaks to the watching crowd, proclaiming a curse on those who had wrongly condemned them. A month later Pope Clement V, who had helped to condemn the Knights Templar, died. Their chief persecutor, Phlip IV of France, followed him to the grave a few months later. And famine, plague and revolt were to follow. Was the Templar’s curse coming home to roost? The Templar’s Curse shows the Knights Templar under arrest, torture and trial, followed by penance for life. Chronicling the dissolution of the order after the trial in 1307, this fascinating new book investigates the consequences of the Templar’s persecution and their mysterious legacy. Curses, cruelty, political intrigue, revenge...the true story of the Knights Templar is better than fiction!

Knights Templar Encyclopedia

The Essential Guide to the People, Places, Events, and Symbols of the Order of the Temple

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Author: Karen Ralls

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1564149269

Category: History

Page: 301

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Historian Ralls has written an authoritative source book on the fascinating history behind the most famous military religious order of the Crusades--the Knights Templar. This encyclopedia also includes a wealth of information on the key Templar people, places, events, and more.

Born in Blood

The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry

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Author: John J. Robinson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1590771486

Category: History

Page: 376

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Its mysterious symbols and rituals had been used in secret for centuries before Freemasonry revealed itself in 1717. But where had this powerful organization come from and why had Freemasonry been attacked by the Roman Catholic Church? Robinson answers those questions and more.

The Secret Dossier of a Knight Templar of the Sangreal

Black & White

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Author: Gretchen L. Corwall

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539461531

Category:

Page: 364

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Black and White Edition - Did the Templar Knights survive the arrests on October 13th, 1307? It is the most controversial question of our modern era made famous by Dan Brown's novel the Da Vinci Code. Author Gretchen Cornwall was contacted by a leading member of the Order whilst researching the history of the Templars in England. Comte de Mattinata de Medici, Knight of the Lion, revealed his family history and that of the Knights Templar in a series of meetings which became the Secret Dossier. The Comte's ancestor fled to England in the 17th century from France, his story recorded in fiction by Alexander Dumas. The Man in the Iron Mask was initiated by the English Templars of Cumbria and his family passed down their secrets to the present. The wild breadth of information reaches from King Arthur in Cumbria, the bloodline of Mary Magdalene & Jesus to new observations on Bernard de Clairvaux the man who put swords in the hands of Cistercian monks. How did the Templars survive? Are the Free Masons their inheritors? Did they inherit ancient technology that they used to navigate the Atlantic and escape to North America and other undisclosed safe harbours in Britain? The Comte gifted the author with an energetic map of the world which correlates with the Ordnance Survey National Grid of Great Britain and includes historic and modern Templar sites! This in itself is a mathematical impossibility. Ley Lines are a popular way to explore the energetic veins of the earth but this is the first time in history that the dragon energy of the earth has been found to correlate to England's famous and mathematically exacting map system. The Matrix Map of the World is explored in great detail through the lens of Quantum Physics. It is a portal to understanding the ethos behind the current generation of Knights Templar and a wide angle lens as to their thoughts on the future of humanity. The focal point of the map is the Keystone centred on the high altar of Saint Kentigerns in Caldbeck Cumbria. An unknown history of the Templar Order surrounds the ancient church and reaches back into the Dark Ages of the lost Kingdom of Rheged. Does the once and future king exist? Conversations with the Templar Knight are woven into the authors own research on the Order and also Mary Magdalene. An astonishing code was discovered in what can only be described as a medieval Free Masonic Tracing Board. Tracing Boards are thought to be of the 18th century and used to pass on the secrets of alchemy in male only Free Masonic lodges. The abbey of Hohenburg sits atop a high vantage point in the Vosges Mountains of Alsace in France. The nunnery was founded by the Merovingian Princess Saint Odile. What did the 7th century Saint Odile transmit to her future counterpart of the 12th century? Abbess Herrad of Landsberg, contemporary of Bernard de Clairvaux, directed an ambitious project to compile all knowledge of the world in an encyclopaedia titled Hortus Deliciarum or Garden of Delights. Within this massive volume was a coded painting, Lady Philosophia and her Seven Liberal Arts. Within the illumination is a hidden code which portrays the Queen of Heaven as Mary Magdalene and places her on the throne of Cassiopeia the constellation which revolves around the Northern Star. As the night sky turns the throne appears as a 'W' or an 'M' the initials of Mary the Magdalene. The 'M' became a secret hand sign of recognition for those of the Dragon tradition in Europe whose representation is embodied in the left hand of the Statue of Liberty. The Knights Templar survived and thrives in Cumbria, a landscape steeped in the mysteries of Celtic Christianity's Dragon Tradition. For more information please follow Gretchen Cornwall at http: //thesecretdossier.co.uk/

The Last Templar

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Author: Raymond Khoury

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101158555

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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"The Last Templar" miniseries is now available on DVD! For more information, click here. "It has served us well, this myth of Christ." Pope Leo X, 16th Century In a hail of fire and flashing sword, as the burning city of Acre falls from the hands of the West in 1291, The Last Templar opens with a young Templar knight, his mentor, and a handful of others escaping to the sea carrying a mysterious chest entrusted to them by the Order's dying Grand Master. The ship vanishes without a trace. In present day Manhattan, four masked horsemen dressed as Templar Knights emerge from Central Park and ride up the Fifth Avenue steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art during the blacktie opening of a Treasures of the Vatican exhibit. Storming through the crowds, the horsemen brutally attack anyone standing between them and their prize. Attending the gala, archaeologist Tess Chaykin watches in silent terror as the leader of the horsemen hones in on one piece in particular, a strange geared device. He utters a few cryptic Latin words as he takes hold of it with reverence before leading the horsemen out and disappearing into the night. In the aftermath, an FBI investigation is led by anti-terrorist specialist Sean Reilly. Soon, he and Tess are drawn into the dark, hidden history of the crusading Knights, plunging them into a deadly game of cat and mouse with ruthless killers as they race across three continents to recover the lost secret of the Templars. From the Paperback edition.

The Knights Templar

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Author: Stephen Howarth

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing

ISBN: 9780880296632

Category: Knights and knighthood

Page: 321

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The age of the Crusades encompassed the rise and fall of a singular Order of fighting men, equally devoted to God, war and the defense of Palestine. After the Crusades the Templars obeyed no one except the Pope and acquired land and castles by gift, conquest and purchase, becoming a church within the Church. They were bankers, merchants, diplomats and tax gatherers, and though they themselves were poor, the wealth of their Order was legendary. As the nation states arose the Templars were accused of heresy, treachery, sodomy, usury, blasphemy and idolatry. The author assesses the faults and fine qualities of the brotherhood, examining the reasons for its initial allure and eventual, ignominious obliteration.

Rise and Fall of the Knights Templar

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Author: Gordon Napier

Publisher: History Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780752453828

Category: Church history

Page: 224

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In this lively and authoritative account, historian Gordon Napier unravels the many mysteries that surround the Knights Templar and their sudden fall from grace.

The Knights Templar

The History and Myths of the Legendary Military Order

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Author: Sean Martin

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0786727926

Category: History

Page: 160

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This book is an essential exploration into the history of a legendary group of Crusaders, which are prominently featured in Dan Brown's recent best seller, The Da Vinci Code. The Knights Templar rose from humble beginnings to become 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. Seemingly untouchable for nearly two centuries, they fell from grace spectacularly after the loss of the Holy Land. In the ensuing centuries 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. With clarity and ease, Martin navigates between the orthodox and the speculative, the historical and the myth, to bring alive the story of the Templars. Like those other legends of the Middle Ages—the characters of the Arthurian tales—The Knights Templar holds captive the imagination of all those intrigued by conspiracy and how history and myth intertwine to become the stuff of legend.

The Temple Church in London

History, Architecture, Art

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Author: Robin Griffith-Jones,David Park

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1843834987

Category: History

Page: 286

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First full-length survey of the Temple Church, from its foundation in the twelfth century to the Second World War.

The Templar Revelation

Secret Guardians of the True Identity of Christ

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Author: Lynn Picknett,Clive Prince

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743273257

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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THE MOST CLOSELY GUARDED SECRET OF THE WESTERN WORLD IS ABOUT TO BE REVEALED -- AND YOU WILL NEVER SEE CHRISTIANITY IN THE SAME LIGHT AGAIN. In a remarkable achievement of historical detective work that is destined to become a classic, authors Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince delve into the mysterious world of the Freemasons, the Cathars, the Knights Templar, and the occult to discover the truth behind an underground religion with roots in the first century that survives even today. Chronicling their fascinating quest for truth through time and space, the authors reveal an astonishing new view of the real motives and character of the founder of Christianity, as well as the actual historical -- and revelatory -- roles of John the Baptist and Mary Magdalene. Painstakingly researched and thoroughly documented, The Templar Revelation presents a secret history, preserved through the centuries but encoded in works of art and even in the great Gothic cathedrals of Europe, whose final chapter could shatter the foundation of the Christian Church.

Knights Templar

Episode: A

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Author: Daniel Roberts

Publisher: Daniel Roberts

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 22

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After the Knights Templar were sent to Sicily to diffuse the situation between the Socialist and Fascist regimes, Mussolini betrayed the League of Nations and executed the crew of the Lion Heart. Peter Kepha and his apprentice Benjamin Kershaw must race through Palermo City before Mussolini's army captures the capital. The Knights Templar must escape Italy with Princess Maria and bring her safely to the League of Nations in Geneva where she can plead her case to the international community.