By Sean Martin, James Jordan, Matrix Digital Publishing
The Knights Templar have been the main strong army non secular order of the center a long time. shaped to guard pilgrims within the Holy Land, they participated within the Crusades and swiftly won wealth, lands and impression and have been answerable to none store the Pope himself. as well as having a apprehensive army popularity, they have been additionally Christendom's first bankers, and invented the fashionable banking process that continues to be in use this present day, and have been additionally excited by exploration and engineering.
likely untouchable for almost centuries, the Templars fell from grace spectacularly after the lack of the Holy Land: in 1307, all Templars in France have been arrested on fees of heresy, homosexuality, denial of the go and satan worship. The order was once suppressed through the Pope in 1312, and Jacques de Molay, the final Grand grasp, was once burnt on the stake as a heretic years later.
the parable of the Templars used to be born and within the resulting seven centuries, they've got exerted a special effect over eu background: orthodox historians see them as not anything greater than soldier-monks whose conceitedness was once their final undoing, whereas others see them as occultists of the 1st order, the founders of Freemasonry, possessors of the Holy Grail and creators of the Turin Shroud. Sean Martin considers either the orthodox and conspiratorial model of occasions, and contains the most recent revelations from the Vatican Library.
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