The Knights Templar in Britain

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Pearson Longman, 2004 - History - 348 pages
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The Knights Templer rose to be the most powerful military order of the Middle Ages. The first ever history of the powerful Knights Templar in Britain - a secret society whose rites and rituals are shrouded in mystery, who ran the Crusades and dictated to Kings and Popes. Provides a crucial insight into the history of the crusades and examines who became Knights and what sort of rituals sustained them. Explores the earliest origins of the financial system in England. The Knights Templar, founded early in the twelfth century, swiftly and stealithly rose to be the most powerful military order of the Middle Ages. While their campaigns in the Middle East and travels across Europe are well known, their huge influence across the British Isles is virtually uncharted. The Knights Templar in Britain reveals just who became knights, what kind of rituals sustained them, where the power bases were and how their tentacles spread throughout the political and economic worlds of Britain before their inquisitorial defeat two hundred years later.

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Evelyn Lord is an expert in the local history of Britain and the author of Investigating the Twentieth Century (2000) andThe Stuarts' Secret Army (2004). She is based at Cambridge University.

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