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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jakadk - LibraryThing
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