By Thesupermat – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link Pope Urban II, the man who was ultimately responsible for the launch of the first Crusade was born Odo de Lagery, although some historical accounts list [...]
Order The Trial of the Templars From amazon.com. By Malcolm Barber Paperback: 408 pages Publisher: Cambridge University Press Language: English ISBN: 978-0521672368 The Details In Brief The Trial of the Templars was written by Malcolm Barber, an [...]
The Templar Code For Dummies by Chris Hodapp and Alice von Kannon Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Wiley Language: English ISBN – 13: 978-0470127650 Reviewed by Stephen Dafoe The only thing I don’t like about this [...]
It was the nineteenth century Occultist, Eliphas Levi who is falsely credited for first differentiated between the good and evil aspects of the five-pointed star or pentagram. Levi envisioned two points down, as being magical [...]
An excerpt from The Warriors and the Bankers by Alan Butler and Stephen Dafoe Many who have read accounts of how Templars, fleeing the French oppression of 1307, set the fleet towards Portugal where they [...]
The original Latin Rule of the Templars lays out in detail what the members of the Order were permitted to wear. These garments were distributed by the Order’s Draper. The biggest distinction between the knights […]
Throughout the two centuries of the Templars and the five centuries that occupied the Crusades, many would die – Christian, Moslem and Jew alike. Some would die in battle and many others would die innocent […]
Above: The Children’s Crusade, by Gustave Doré Although disregarded by historians and seldom mentioned in Chronicles of the Crusades, the legend of the Children’s Crusade is a romantic notion worthy of a glance. As the […]
Above: The Finding of the True Cross, Agnolo Gaddi, Florence, 1380 One of the outcomes of the Crusades was the production of many religious relics. Among these alleged instruments of Divinity the more common ones […]
Publisher’s Note: Many of the writings of early Masonic historians took considerable liberties with Templar History, connecting their lineage to the Freemasons. As such, we present this information as a record of what was considered historic […]
About Rosslyn Chapel The Collegiate Church of St. Matthew or Rosslyn Chapel (as it is more popularly known) was built in the mid-15th century by the First Earl of Caithness, William Sinclair (St. Clair). The […]
by Chevalier Steve E. Pehrson Preface: The following article is not meant to present the opinions of any person or organization other than those of the author. Many points of history are debatable and with […]
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