The extraordinary and romantic career of the Knights Templars, their exploits and their misfortunes, render their history a subject of peculiar interest. Born during the first fervour of the Crusades, they were flattered and aggrandized as long as their great military power and religious fanaticism could be made available for the support of the ...
The extraordinary and romantic career of the Knights Templars, their exploits and their misfortunes, render their history a subject of peculiar interest. Born during the first fervour of the Crusades, they were flattered and aggrandized as long as their great military power and religious fanaticism could be made available for the support of the Eastern church and the retention of the Holy Land, but when the crescent had ultimately triumphed over the cross, and the religio-military enthusiasm of Christendom had died away, they encountered the basest ingratitude in return for the services they had rendered to the christian faith, and were plundered, persecuted, and condemned to a cruel death, by those who ought in justice to have been their defenders and supporters. The memory of these holy warriors is embalmed in all our recollections of the wars of the cross; they were the bulwarks of the Latin kingdom of Jerusalem during the short period of its existence, and were the last band of Europe's host that contended for the possession of Palestine.
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Octavo, softcover, VG in white pictorial wraps. Originally published in London in 1842. This book is very detailed. 395 pages. Introduction by David Hatcher Childress The history of the mysterious Knights Templars as told in 1842 by "a member of the Inner Temple" includes chapters on the origin of the Templars, their popularity in Europe and their rivalry with the Knights of St. John. It has detailed information on the activities of the Templars in the Holy Land, the 1312 A.D. suppression of the Templars in France and other coutrines of Europe, culminating in the execution of Jacques de Molay. It also tells about the Knights Templars in England and Scotland and the rebuilding of the Temple in 1816. Included are photographs.
Near Fine+ No Jacket Issued. This is a soft cover trade paperback book in Near Fine+ condition. Originally published in London in 1842. This book is very detailed. This is in wonderful condition with a very bright and very clean cover, and a very smooth smooth spine. The book is firm and square. The corners, edges and spine ends are all very good. The pages are tight, bright and unmarked, no names. 395 pages.
As New. Appears NEW AND UNREAD! the following excerpt gives you an idea of the depth of this book: "...inquiry previous to his arrest, except as regarded the charges made against the order by Bernard Peletin, when he came to England from king Philip of France. He states that he had been guardian of the Temple church for ten years, and for the last two years had enjoyed the dignity of preceptor at the same place. He was asked about the death of Brother Walter le Bachelor, knight, formerly Preceptor of Ireland, who died at the Temple at London, but he declares that he knows nothing about it, except that the said Walter was fettered and placed in prison, and there died; that he certainly had heard that great severity had been practised towards him, but that he had not meddled with the affair on account of the danger of so doing; he admitted also that the aforesaid Walter was not buried in the cemetery of the Temple, as he was considered excommunicated on account of his disobedience of his superior, and of the rule of the order. Many of the brethren thus examined had been from twenty to thirty, forty, forty-two, and forty-three years in the order, and some were old veteran warriors who had fought for many a long year in the East, and richly merited a better fate. Brother Himbert Blanke, knight, Preceptor of Auvergne, had been in the order thirty-eight years. He was received at the city of Tyre in Palestine, had been engaged in constant warfare against the infidels, and had fought to the last in defence of Acre. He makes in substance the same statements as the other witnesses; declares that no religious order believes the sacrament of the altar better than the Templars; that they truly believed all that the church taught, and had always done so, and that if the Grand Master had confessed the contrary, he had lied. Pg 223 Brother Robert le Scott, knight, a brother of twenty-six years' standing, had been received at the Pilgrim's Castle, the famous fortress of the Knights Templars in Palestine, by the Grand Master, Brother William de Beaujeu, ..."
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An excellent read, delving back to the beginning of
christianity and painting a socio-economic picture of
them times, where everything people workded at
and created revolved around religion and warfare.
I highly recommend this book to anyone truly inte-
rested in this part of history,
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