Pirates and the Lost Templar Fleet: The Secret Naval War Between the Knights Templar and the Vatican

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Adventures Unlimited Press, 2003 - History - 100 pages
Childress takes us into the fascinating world of maverick sea captains who were Knights Templars and later Scottish Rite Free Masons who battled the Vatican and the Spanish and Italian ships that sailed for the Pope. This Lost Templar Fleet was originally based at La Rochelle in southern France but fled to the deep fjords of Scotland. This banned fleet of ships was later commanded by the St. Clair family of Rosslyn Chapel (birth place of Free Masonry). St Clair and his Templar made a voyage to Canada in the year 1298 AD, nearly 100 years before Columbus! Later, this fleet of ships and new ones to come, flew the Skull and Cross Bones, the symbol of the Knights Templar. They preyed on the ships of the Vatican coming from the rich ports of the Americas and were ultimately known as the Pirates of the Caribbean. Topics include: 10,000 Years of Seafaring: Secret Society of Navigators; King Solomonis Phoenician Navy; The Assassins, Templars & the Decapitation Strike; The Knights Templar and Their Fleet; The Rivalry Between the Knights of Malta and the Knights Templar; The Suppression of the Templars; The Lost Templar Fleet and the Origins of the Pirates; Pirates and the War
 

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Contents

10000 YEARS OF SEAFARING
11
THE ORIGIN OF THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR
33
THE LOST TEMPLAR FLEET AND THE JOLLY ROGER
51
THE TEMPLARS AND THE ASSASSINS
73
MAPS OF THE ANCIENT SEA KINGS
109
PIRATES TEMPLARS AND THE NEW WORLD
145
SECRET TEMPLARPIRATE?
185
PIRATES PRIVATEERS THE WAR WITH THE VATICAN
209
PIRATE UTOPIAS AND THE NEW JERUSALEM
241
BIBLIOGRAPHY AND FOOTNOTES
273
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David Hatcher Childress is the author of numerous books that focus on ancient astronauts, UFOs, and anti-gravity. In Extraterrestrial Archaeology: Incredible Proof We Are Not Alone, Childress uses photographs, drawings, and maps to demonstrate that the moons and planets in our solar system were once, and still are, inhabited by extraterrestrial beings. Childress's Lost Cities series, which includes Lost Cities of North and Central America and Lost Cities and Ancient Mysteries of South America, takes the reader on an incredible adventure through time exploring ancient mysteries and lost civilizations. Other Childress books include Anti-Gravity Handbook and Man-Made UFO's 1944-1994: 50 Years of Suppression, which was written with Renato Vesco. Childress resides in Kempton, Illinois.

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