Knights Templar in Britain


Author: Evelyn Lord

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317866428

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 6865

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


Author: Simon Brighton

Publisher: simon brighton

ISBN: 0297854259


Page: 256

View: 9408

'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.

Knights Templar on Trial

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


Author: Helen Nicholson

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752469835

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 7231

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.

Die Templer

Geschichte und Mythos


Author: Malcolm Barber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783538072152


Page: 360

View: 9260

The Knights Templar on Trial


Author: Helen J Nicholson

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752469835

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 6558

The trial of the Templars in the British Isles (1308-1311) is a largely unexplored area of history. Unlike the trial in France, where the Templars were tortured into confessing to unspeakable activities, in the British Isles there were no burnings and only three confessions after torture. Several Templars went missing, most of whom later reappeared. Outsiders told stories of abominable Templar rituals, secret meetings and murders at the dead of night, but all these tales turned out to be rumour. This book is based on extensive research into the records of the trial of trial of the Templars and other unpublished medieval documents recording their arrest, imprisonment and trial, and the surveys of their property. It traces the course of this, the first heresy of trial in the British Isles, from the arrests in January 1308 to the dissolution of the Order, and shows how, by judicious selection of material, the inquisitors made the scanty evidence against the Templars appear convincing. The book includes a list of all the Templars in the British Isles at the time of the arrests, and a gazetteer of the Templars' major properties in the British Isles.

The Knights Templar in Yorkshire


Author: Diane Holloway,Trish Colton

Publisher: History Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780750950879

Category: Copmanthorpe (North Yorkshire)

Page: 149

View: 9238

This book explores what life was like during the Templars' stay in Yorkshire in the Middle Ages.

The Templars and the Ark of the Covenant

The Discovery of the Treasure of Solomon


Author: Graham Phillips

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591438802

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 4401

Offers compelling evidence that the Knights Templar may have taken the Ark of the Covenant to the British Isles • Presents scientific evidence affirming the powers attributed to the Ark • Traces the Ark and the Stones of Fire from Jerusalem to Jordan and finally to central England, where the Knights Templar hid them in the 14th century According to legend the Ark of the Covenant was an ornate golden chest that was both a means of communicating with God and a terrible weapon used against the enemies of the ancient Israelites. In order to use it the high priest had to wear a breastplate containing twelve sacred gemstones called the Stones of Fire. These objects were kept in the Great Temple of Jerusalem until they vanished following the Babylonian invasion in 597 B.C.E. At the ancient ruins of Petra in southern Jordan, Graham Phillips uncovered evidence that 13th-century Templars found the Ark and the Stones of Fire, and that they brought these treasures back to central England when they fled the persecution of French king Philip the Fair a century later. The author followed ciphered messages left by the Templars in church paintings, inscriptions, and stained glass windows to what may well be three of the Stones of Fire. When examined by Oxford University scientists these stones were found to possess odd physical properties that interfered with electronic equipment and produced a sphere of floating light similar to ball lightning. The Bible asserts that the Ark had the power to destroy armies and bring down the walls of cities. Now Graham Phillips provides scientific evidence that these claims may be true and offers compelling documentation that the Ark may be located in the English countryside, not far from the birthplace of William Shakespeare at Stratford-upon-Avon.

Born in Blood

The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry


Author: John J. Robinson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1590771486

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 8511

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 Templar's Curse


Author: Evelyn Lord

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317865189

Category: History

Page: 222

View: 4913

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!

50 Schlüsselideen Kunst


Author: Susie Hodge

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642393284

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 3162

Eine Entdeckungsreise durch die Epochen, Stile und Richtungen der Kunst - von der Höhlenmalerei bis zur Gegenwart Ein Besuch in einer Kunstgalerie kann einen überwältigen – eine erstaunliche Parade von rätselhaften Bildern, Gegenständen und Installationen, von Künstlern und Kunstrichtungen, die uns kaum einen klaren Blick dafür vermitteln, wie das, was da alles zusammenhängt, auch zusammenpasst. Die 50 Schlüsselideen Kunst helfen, den Überblick zu behalten. Für alle, die Schwierigkeiten haben, Degas von Dalí oder Monet von Mondrian zu unterscheiden, bietet dieser informative Ratgeber Hinweise auf 50 der wichtigsten und einflussreichsten Grundkonzepte in der Kunst – von den Ideen der alten Griechen bis zu solchen der Gegenwart. Aufgenommen sind dabei einerseits Stilepochen wie Barock, Renaissance, die niederländische Malerei des 17. Jahrhunderts, altägyptische Kunst oder klassische Antike, andererseits werden unterschiedliche Stilrichtungen betrachtet wie Romantik, Kubismus, Minimalismus, Surrealismus, Pop-Art, Konzeptkunst und Medienkunst. Die wichtigsten Schlüsselbegriffe werden in einem Glossar, das dem klaren, kompakten und auch kunstvollen Text von Susie Hodge beigegeben ist, sowie durch Mini-Essays und Kurzbiografien von epochemachenden Künstlern vertieft. Mit einer instruktiven Auswahl von Bildern, die beispielhaft Stilmerkmale und künstlerische Ideen zeigen, und mit einer übersichtlichen historischen Zeitleiste wird jede Kunstrichtung in ihren Kontext gestellt und insgesamt ein breiter Überblick über die weltweit bedeutendsten Entwicklungen von Kunst und Design vermittelt. Wem die künstlerische Ausdrucksweise jemals ein Rätsel war und wer sich einen groben Überblick verschaffen möchte, der wird bei diesem Buch voll auf seine Kosten kommen.

A Brief History of the Knights Templar


Author: Helen Nicholson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472117875

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 6996

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 Debate on the Trial of the Templars (1307–1314)


Author: Dr Jochen Burgtorf,Dr Paul F Crawford,Professor Helen J Nicholson

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409481026

Category: History

Page: 426

View: 7242

Seven hundred years after the dissolution of the order, the trial of the Templars still arouses enormous controversy and speculation. In October 1307, all the brothers of the military-religious order of the Temple in France were arrested on the instructions of King Philip IV and charged with heresy and other crimes. In 1312, Pope Clement V, at the Council of Vienne, dissolved the order. Since the 1970s, there has been increasing scholarly interest in the trial, and a series of books and articles have widened scholars' understanding of causes of this notorious affair, its course and its aftermath. However, many gaps in knowledge and understanding remain. What were the Templars doing in the months and years before the trial? Why did the king of France attack the Order? What evidence is there for the Templars' guilt? What became of the Templars and their property after the end of the Order? This book collects together the research of both junior and senior scholars from around the world in order to establish the current state of scholarship and identify areas for new research. Individual chapters examine various aspects of the background to the trial, the financial, political and religious context of the trial in France, the value of the Templars' testimonies, and consider the trial across the whole of Europe, from Poland and Cyprus to Ireland and Portugal. Rather than trying to close the discussion on the trial of the Templars, this book opens a new chapter in the ongoing scholarly debate.

Der scharlachrote Löwe

Historischer Roman


Author: Elizabeth Chadwick

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641162351

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 8917

Die Loyalität und der Heldenmut des jungen englischen Ritters William Marshal wurden mit dem Herz von Isabelle de Clare, der Erbin begüterter Ländereien belohnt. In England endet mit dem Tod von Richard Löwenherz die Zeit der Stabilität. Widerstand regt sich in den Domänen, als John, Richards schwacher, aber machtgieriger Bruder, König wird. Um einen offenen Konflikt zu vermeiden, ziehen sich die Liebenden nach Irland zurück. John jedoch will deren Gefolgschaft erzwingen und nimmt Isabellas Ländereien und die Kinder als Pfand. Soll William dem begangenen Unrecht trotzen? Eine schwerwiegende Entscheidung, denn das Wohl seiner Familie steht auf dem Spiel ...

The Templars, the Witch, and the Wild Irish

Vengeance and Heresy in Medieval Ireland


Author: Maeve Brigid Callan

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801471982

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 3934

Early medieval Ireland is remembered as the "Land of Saints and Scholars," due to the distinctive devotion to Christian faith and learning that permeated its culture. As early as the seventh century, however, questions were raised about Irish orthodoxy, primarily concerning Easter observances. Yet heresy trials did not occur in Ireland until significantly later, long after allegations of Irish apostasy from Christianity had sanctioned the English invasion of Ireland. In The Templars, the Witch, and the Wild Irish, Maeve Brigid Callan analyzes Ireland's medieval heresy trials, which all occurred in the volatile fourteenth century. These include the celebrated case of Alice Kyteler and her associates, prosecuted by Richard de Ledrede, bishop of Ossory, in 1324. This trial marks the dawn of the “devil-worshipping witch” in European prosecutions, with Ireland an unexpected birthplace. Callan divides Ireland’s heresy trials into three categories. In the first stand those of the Templars and Philip de Braybrook, whose trial derived from the Templars’, brought by their inquisitor against an old rival. Ledrede’s prosecutions, against Kyteler and other prominent Anglo-Irish colonists, constitute the second category. The trials of native Irishmen who fell victim to the sort of propaganda that justified the twelfth-century invasion and subsequent colonization of Ireland make up the third. Callan contends that Ireland’s trials resulted more from feuds than doctrinal deviance and reveal the range of relations between the English, the Irish, and the Anglo-Irish, and the church’s role in these relations; tensions within ecclesiastical hierarchy and between secular and spiritual authority; Ireland’s position within its broader European context; and political, cultural, ethnic, and gender concerns in the colony.


Die Biographie


Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104028095

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 880

View: 3717

Die Geschichte Jerusalems ist die Geschichte der Welt Jerusalem ist die Stadt der Städte, die Hauptstadt zweier Völker, der Schrein dreier Weltreligionen, der Schauplatz des jüngsten Gerichts und der Brennpunkt des Nahost-Konflikts. Jerusalems Geschichte bedeutet 3000 Jahre Glauben, Fanatismus und Kampf, aber auch das Zusammenleben unterschiedlichster Kulturen. Packend und farbig schildert der Bestsellerautor Sebag Montefiore in seiner fulminanten, reich bebilderte Biographie die zahlreichen Epochen dieser sich ständig wandelnden Stadt, ihre Kriege, Affären, Könige, Propheten, Eroberer, Heiligen und Huren, die diese Stadt mitgeschaffen und geprägt haben. Basierend auf dem neuesten Stand der Forschung und teilweise unbekanntem Archivmaterial macht er die Essenz dieser einzigartigen Stadt greifbar und lässt sie in ihrer Einzigartigkeit leuchten. Denn nur Jerusalem existiert zweimal: im Himmel und auf Erden. »Montefiore erzählt so lebendig, dass man wie bei einem Krimi das Buch nicht aus der Hand legen kann.« Deutschlandfunk »Simon Montefiore ist ein wunderbarer Historiker. Immer ist er in der Lage, komplexe Themen einfach dazulegen.« Die Welt »Dieses gewaltige und glanzvolle Portrait Jerusalems ist von Anfang bis zum Ende absolut überwältigend.« Sunday Times »Packend, überragend, ein Meisterwerk! Montefiore vereint den Blick eines Romanciers für Nuancen mit dem Spürsinn eines Journalisten für menschliche Schwächen und dem Können großer Historiker, die richtigen Quellen zum Sprechen zu bringen.« The Times »Fesselnd! Überzeugend! Ein Werk voller Leidenschaft und Gelehrsamkeit. Eine bedeutende Leistung mit einem wundervollem Sinn für die Absurditäten und Abenteuer der Geschichte.« The Independent »Eine grandiose Darstellung der unglaublichen Geschichte [von Jerusalem]; ein Mammutwerk, das Maßstäbe setzt. Der Historiker ist ein Erzähler im besten Sinn, und es gelingt ihm das Kunststück, aus einer Flut von Quellen zur 3000-jährigen Geschichte dieser Stadt eine Biografie wie einen spannenden Roman zu schreiben: niemals langweilig, oft überraschend, detailreich und größere Zusammenhänge einbeziehend.« Westdeutsche Zeitung

Knights Templar Encyclopedia

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


Author: Karen Ralls

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1564149269

Category: History

Page: 301

View: 4081

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.

The Knights Templar in the New World

How Henry Sinclair Brought the Grail to Acadia


Author: William F. Mann

Publisher: Destiny Books

ISBN: 9780892811854

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 876

Uses the principles of sacred geometry, archaeological evidence, and Native American legend to discover the site of a secret Templar settlement in Nova Scotia • Offers evidence that Scottish prince Henry Sinclair not only sailed to the New World 100 years before Columbus, but that he also established a refuge there for the Templars fleeing persecution • Shows that the Grail, the holy bloodline connecting the House of David to the Merovingian dynasty through Jesus and Mary Magdalene, was hidden in the New World In 1398, almost 100 years before Columbus arrived in the New World, the Scottish prince Henry Sinclair, Earl of Orkney, sailed to what is today Nova Scotia, where his presence was recorded by Micmac Indian legends about Glooskap. This was the same Prince Henry Sinclair who offered refuge to the Knights Templar fleeing the persecution unleashed against the order by French king Philip the Fair at the beginning of the 14th century. With evidence from archaeological sites, indigenous legend, and sacred geometry handed down by the Templar order to the Freemasons, author William F. Mann has now rediscovered the site of the settlement established by Sinclair and his Templar followers in the New World. Here they found a safe refuge for the Grail--the holy bloodline connecting the House of David to the Merovingian Dynasty through the descendants of Jesus and Mary Magdalene--until the British exiled all the Acadians in 1755.

Nationhood, Providence, and Witness

Israel in Protestant Theology and Social Theory


Author: Carys Moseley

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621896765

Category: Religion

Page: 302

View: 6719

This book argues that problems with recognizing the State of Israel lie at the heart of approaches to nationhood and unease over nationalism in modern Protestant theology, as well as modern social theory. Three interrelated themes are explored. The first is the connection between a theologian's attitude to recognizing Israel and their approach to the providential place of nations in the divine economy. Following from this, the argument is made that theologians' handling of both modern and ancient Israel is mirrored profoundly in the question of recognition and ethical treatment of the nations to which they belong, along with neighboring nations. The third theme is how social theory, represented by certain key figures, has handled the same issues. Four major theologians are discussed: Reinhold Niebuhr, Rowan Williams, John Milbank, and Karl Barth. Alongside them are placed social theorists and scholars of religion and nationalism, including Mark Juergensmeyer, Philip Jenkins, Anthony Smith, and Adrian Hastings. In the process, debates over the relationship between theology and social theory are reconfigured in concrete terms around the challenge of recognition of the State of Israel as well as stateless nations.

Der Tempel und die Loge

Das geheime Erbe der Templer in der Freimaurerei


Author: Michael Baigent,Richard Leigh


ISBN: 9783404641062

Category: History

Page: 482

View: 9892

Zu Anfang des 14. Jahrhunderts verfolgte die französische Orbiktiet die Templer systematisch, deren Orden auch von Rom offiziell verboten wurde. Doch wohin konnten sich die wenigen Überlebenden retten und was geschah mit dem okkulten Wissen der Templer und ihren Idealen? Was verbindet die Templer mit dem Freimaurertum? Diesen und anderen aufregenden Fragen geht das erfolgreiche englische Autorengespann Baigent / Leigh in detektivischer Kleinarbeit nach. Durch höchst überraschende Schlüsse erscheinen historische Ereignisse, Menschen und Ideen in ganz neuem Licht. Dabei werden Zusammenhänge hergestellt, die so noch nirgendwo gesehen wurden.