Published: April 1, 2012
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 178033012X
ISBN - 13: 9781780330129
From the Publisher
The facts behind the fiction of the Knights.
TemplarIn this comprehensive and accessible introduction, Helen
Nicholson, leading specialist in the history of this legendary
medieval order, gives a full account of the Knights of the Order of
the Temple of Solomon, bringing the latest findings to a general
audience. The Order was founded in the tweltfh century, in
Jerusalem, at the height of the Crusades as a fighting force. It
soon became powerful throughout Europe; eventually so rich and
influential that it challenged the might of kings.
In a terrible wave of violence the Order was persecuted into
extinction. Since then numerous theories have emerged, from tales
of the Holy Grail to Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code and other
novels. Putting may myths to rest, Nicholson's vibrant history of
these strom troopers of the papacy proves even more revelatory than
13 cm x 20 cm 352 page softcover.