April 21, 2021
  • The Crusades

    The Causes of the Crusades

    Publisher’s Note: The following material is an excerpt from an article on the Rite of Strict Observance by By Burton E. Bennett, published in the 1920s. It is presented to show the view point still [...]
  • Modern Templars

    The York Rite Of Freemasonry

    The York Rite Degrees of Freemasonry consist of several branches including The Royal Arch, Cryptic Rite and Knights Templar. This video, created by the Freemasons of Indiana explains the degrees in intricate detail.
  • Templar Mysteries

    The Larmenius Charter

    While history certainly shows that the Templars were dissolved in 1312 with the papal bull Vox in Excelso, there exists a manuscript – largely discredited by historians – which purports to be a list of [...]
  • Templar Reviews & Interviews

    An Interview With Katherine Kurtz

    Interview originally appeared in our Vol. 2 No. 4 Issue # 8 of Templar History Magazine. Co-author of The Temple And The Crown Interviewed By Stephen Dafoe THM: First of all, on behalf of our [...]
  • Templar History

    King Richard I – The Lionheart

    Effigy of Richard I by Adam Bishop     CC3.0 A King Is Born While Richard Plantagenet is revered as one of the great warrior kings of England, he is perhaps best known as “the [...]

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The Brethren Persecuted: Part Two

The following article was originally written for Knight Templar Magazine, the official publication of the Grand Encampment of knights Templar (USA) by Stephen Dafoe Part Two: Revenge Destroys Everything They spit on the Holy Cross, […]

Templar History

The Templar Grand Masters

Overview and entourage Within the Templar hierarchy, the Grand Master was absolute ruler of the Order and answerable only to the pope. Although his position was a powerful one, he was still obliged to live […]

Templar History

The Knights Templar

The Order of the Poor Knights of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, or, as it is otherwise called, Knights Templar, was founded in Palestine in the 12th century by the Crusaders. The Order […]

The Crusades

The Crusades

Worms massacre of 1096

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 […]

The Crusades

The Teutonic Knights

The Teutonic Knights of St. Mary’s Hospital of Jerusalem was one of the three great religious and military orders produced by the Crusades. It was founded during the third Crusade, and was the last one […]

The Crusades

The Knights Hospitaller

The Hospitallers, known officially as “Knights of the Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem,” was founded at Jerusalem during the first Crusade. It has been known also as “Knights of Rhodes”, and […]

Templar Mysteries

Templar History

The Story Of The Scottish Templars: Part Two

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 […]

Modern Day Templarism

Modern Templars

Militi Templi Scotia

The Order incorporates Militi Templi Scotia, which is the historical Scottish title of the Order. The Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem, which is the International name. Ordo Supremus Militaris Templi Hierosolymilitani, the […]

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