The History of the Knights Templars

The History of the Knights Templars

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by Charles G. Addison
     
 

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This is a history of the mysterious Knights Templar, as told in 1842 by a member of the Inner Temple. Author Addison discusses the origin of the Templars, their popularity in Europe and their rivalry with the Knights of St. John, later to be known as the Knights of Malta.

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This is a history of the mysterious Knights Templar, as told in 1842 by a member of the Inner Temple. Author Addison discusses the origin of the Templars, their popularity in Europe and their rivalry with the Knights of St. John, later to be known as the Knights of Malta.

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ISBN-13:
9780932813404
Publisher:
Adventures Unlimited Press
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Pages:
395
Sales rank:
1,268,352
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.97(d)

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History Of The Knights Templars 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
CosmoUSAF More than 1 year ago
The detail is minute. I have read several short accounts of the group, but nothing as close to "first hand" as this. The work gives a multitude of references to support the author's deductions about the Knights. He pretty much substantiates the Knights got screwed by the later Pope and the Kings in order to get their money and possessions that were given to them by the Popes and the Kings that previously supported them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Knights Templars started out as holy men loyal to Rome, but as often happens, they grew greedy and corrupt in Palestine. The Templars amassed great wealth through one of the first systems of profit banking, though usury was and is forbidden by the Catholic Church. Finally, after being infiltrated by other profiteers in the Holy Land, they presumed to use their wealth to command the Pope himself, and extort kings and queens in other lands. So they were disbanded and excommunicated, after which they fled and because they had such skills building castles and banking houses, joined the masons guilds. They quickly influenced the guilds and soon became a secret society dedicated to the overthrow of Catholicism in revenge for their excommunication. They became known as Freemasons. They continued their banking and used their wealth to buy kings and queens to do their bidding, and evil men to infiltrate the Church posing as priests, to try to destroy her from within. They use these tactics to this very day. The reader is wise to recognize these things.
rwmt52 More than 1 year ago
This was dry reading. It reads like a text book. With that said I enjoyed the readind and recommend it as formal and enlightning. I believe that the writter would have been better to give input as to the battles that took place. The author had mind made up that the templers were bad to begin with, and by discribing the lossing battles and in most cases left out the winning battles. You must approach the book as politically correct, but not wholly accurate.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting
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