The Order of the Knights Templar, founded in the aftermath of the First Crusade, was one of the most powerful organizations in history. Only after European rulers lost much of their resolve to keep Palestine under Christian control the Order suffered a dramatic downfall initiated by King Philip IV of France. In every region of the world where the piebald flag of the Knights Templar was once proudly flown above castles and houses there are myths and curious accounts of those ancient times. England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Israel, Egypt, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic-all these lands have their own stories to tell. The new book by A. A. Grishin combines the most fascinating stories ranging from mainstream historic narratives to local folklore, highlighting the Templars' valor and influence, as well as popular beliefs in their mystic knowledge, cruelty and macabre transgressions. Many of these legends have never been published in English.
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About the Author
Author of "The Knights Templar Absolution," A. A. Grishin has also published research works on Classical Latin poetry and created software tools to facilitate the study of ancient languages. He also translated Medieval and Classical Latin prose and poetry.