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The Templars [9781781858912]

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'A new knighthood has appeared on the earth...'

The Knights Templar were the wealthiest, most powerful and most secretive of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era. Their story - encompassing the greatest international conflict of the Middle Ages, a network of global finance, and a swift rise followed by a bloody and humiliating fall - has left a comet's tail of mystery that continues to fascinate and inspire historians, novelists and conspiracy theorists.

Dan Jones charts every stage in the Templars' 100-year history: their foundation in the early twelfth century as a charitable order protecting pilgrims visiting the Holy Land; their growth into a warrior elite who fought as shock troops in crusader battles; their evolution into sophisticated financiers enjoying sweeping tax breaks, freedom from regulation and privileged access to popes, emperors and kings; and their suppression and final disbandment in 1312 by King Philip 'the Fair' of France and Pope Clement V.

As rigorously researched as it is thrillingly recounted, The Templars offers state-of-the-art narrative history peopled by an extraordinary cast of characters; while the themes that pulse at its heart - a seemingly endless war in Palestine, Syria and Egypt; the clash of Sunni and Shi'a Muslims with Christian invaders from the west; the relationship between international finance and geopolitics; and the power of propaganda and mythmaking - continue to resonate powerfully today.

'The story of the Templars, the ultimate holy warriors, is an extraordinary saga of fanaticism, bravery, treachery and betrayal, and in Dan Jones they have a worthy chronicler. A wonderful book!' - Bernard Cornwell

'A gripping page-turner. A moving and a chilling contemporary warning about the abuse of power through persecution and lies.' - Philippa Gregory

'A fresh, muscular and compelling history of the ultimate military-religious crusading order, combining sensible scholarship with narrative swagger, featuring a cast of exuberantly monstrous sword-swingers spattering Christian and Islamic blood from Spain to Jerusalem.' - Simon Sebag Montefiore

AUTHOR: Dan Jones is a broadcaster, award-winning journalist and pioneer of the resurgence of interest in medieval history. He is the bestselling author of Summer of Blood, The Plantagenets, Magna Carta and Realm Divided. He lives in London.
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