The Templars

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Head of Zeus, Sep 7, 2017 - History - 512 pages

The Knights Templar were the wealthiest, most powerful – and most secretive – of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era.

Their story – encompassing as it does the greatest international conflict of the Middle Ages, a network of international finance, a swift rise in wealth and influence followed by a bloody and humiliating fall – has left a comet's tail of mystery that continues to fascinate and inspire historians, novelists and conspiracy theorists.

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I haven’t been able to read as much as I usually do, but today (October 13th 2019) I managed to find the time to finish this belter of a book. And as I’m writing this, it dawned on me that there is an ... Read full review

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Interesting potted history of an enormously influential order that's started out as group of humble knights vowing to protect pilgrims in the Holy Land and ended up as a banking and property cartel ... Read full review

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About the author (2017)

Dan Jones is a broadcaster, award-winning journalist and pioneer of the resurgence of interest in medieval history. He is the bestselling author of Summer of Blood, The Plantagenets, Magna Carta and Realm Divided. He lives in London.

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