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  Knights Templar and the Middle Ages
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I am interested in the background and history of the Knights Templar, a christian order that influenced the history of Europe in the 12th, 13th and 14th century.
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  Knights Templar - MSN Encarta
The order was organized as the Poor Knights of Christ, but was called the Knights of the Temple, or Knights Templar, from its first headquarters in Jerusalem near what was then known as the Temple of Solomon.
The Templars built a number of fortresses in the Holy Land that became the chief defenses of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem, the Christian state established in the Holy Land after the capture of Jerusalem.
The headquarters of the Knights Templar remained at Jerusalem until the fall of the city to the Muslims in 1187; it was later located successively at Antioch, Acre, Caesarea, and on the island of Cyprus.
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  Knights Templar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Each country had a Master of the Order for the Templars in that region, and all of them were subject to the Grand Master, appointed for life, who oversaw both the Order's military efforts in the East, and their financial holdings in the West.
The Templars used their wealth to construct numerous fortifications throughout the Holy Land and were probably one of the best trained and disciplined fighting units of their day.
Templar Knights also fought alongside King Louis VII of France, King Richard I of England, and in battles in Spain and Portugal.
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 Knights Templar legends - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Recent pseudo-historical books such as Holy Blood and Holy Grail claim that the Templars discovered documents hidden in the ruins of the Temple "proving" that Jesus survived the crucifiction and/or was married to Mary Magdalain and had children by her.
This is mainly because of the similar flags, the Knights, a square cross flared at the ends, and the modern Flag of Switzerland, a square cross, without flared ends.
Speculation surrounding Templar relics raises the possibility that the Knights Templar possessed the charts of pre-Columbian voyages to America.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Knights_Templar_legends   (1550 words)

Templars as "in turn lions of war and lambs at the hearth; rough knights on the battlefield, pious monks in the chapel; formidable to the enemies of Christ, gentleness itself towards His friends." (Jacques de Vitry).
Templars were accused of spitting upon the Cross, of denying Christ, of permitting sodomy, of worshipping an idol, all in the most impenetrable secrecy.
Templars who had pleaded guilty before their bishops were to be treated "according to the rigours of justice, tempered by a generous mercy".
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14493a.htm   (3013 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Knights Templar   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The headquarters of the Templars in Tomar, Portugal was in the Convento de Cristo.
Templar Knight Hinkle Von Vampton serves as the main villain in Ishmael Reed's postmodernist satire Mumbo-Jumbo (1972).
The mythos of the Knights Templar as keepers and defenders of the Holy Grail is a central plot point in Umberto Eco's novel Foucault's Pendulum (1988).
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Knights_Templar   (3443 words)

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Represented on one of their seals, the structure was believed to be a remnant of the Temple of Jerusalem, and was the model for many Templar churches in Europe, for example the Temple church, London.
It is some indication of their powerful political connections that the Templars' involvement in usury did not lead to more controversy within the Order and the church at large.
Conspiracy theories related to the suppression of the Knights Templar often go far beyond the simple and obvious motive of simply seizing property, which was and remains an extremely common motivation for all forms of religious persecution.
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 Knights Templar - Crystalinks
The Templar Knights or 'Poor Knights of Christ' were a monastic order of knights founded in 1112 A.D. to protect the pilgrims along the path from Europe to the Holy Lands (Jerusalem).
In England, if the Templars would confess to the sin of a layman granting absolution and swear their own condemnation of the Templar heresies charged in the papal encyclicals, they could perform a minor penance and be free men, back in the bosom of the Church.
The Templars, or 'Poor Fellow-Soldiery of the Holy House of the Temple', intended to be re-built, took as their models, in the Bible, the Warrior-Masons of Zorobabel, who worked, holding the sword in one hand and the trowel in the other.
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 Knights Templar
Within fifty years of their foundation, the Knights Templar had become a commercial force equal in power to many states; within a hundred years they had developed into the medieval pre-cursors of multi-national conglomerates with interests in every form of commercial activity of that time and were far richer than any kingdom in Europe.
Prior to the Templars, Europe was a hegemony of squabbling feudal fiefdoms, counties and kingdoms.
Templar wealth was such that their financial services were not only sought by the merchants and landowners of feudal Europe, but by the princes of the Church and State.
www.tylwythteg.com /templar.html   (8528 words)

 The Knights Templar - An Introduction to the Order by Hal Siemer - Quest Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Knights Templar were the largest and most powerful of the Medieval Christian crusading orders.
The Templars also possessed an immense amount of wealth which was never found and a Templar fleet sailed and was never officially heard from again.
There are also legends about the Knights Templar and their quest for religious relics such as the Holy Grail and the Ark of the Covenant.
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 Knights Templar   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Knights Templars’ ostensible purpose was the protection of pilgrims on their journey from the coastal port of Jaffra to Jerusalem.
Jacques de Molay, as Grand Master of the Templars, was summoned by the Pope Clement V to assist to a council in Poitiers to discuss the possibility of a new crusade to free Jerusalem of the Moslems, and also of a possible merger between the Hospitallers and the Templars.
Templars revealing the secrets of the order were murdered; they were also said to negate the sacraments, to absolve each other of sins, to keep secret contact with the Moslems, to encourage homosexuality and to worship idols, usually in the shape of a cat or a head.
www.morrischia.com /david/portfolio/boozy/research/knights_20templar.html   (5467 words)

Twyman deciphers clues left by the Priory of Sion, the Knights Templar, and the Freemasons, found in history, mythology, scriptures, and the traditions of the occult, resulting in a reinterpretation of the story of civilization.
The Templars And The Ark Of The Covenant:
The Knights Templar, Knights Hospitaller, and Teutonic Knights frequently appear in the French, German, and English epic and romance literature of the Middle Ages.
www.anathemabooks.com /templar.shtml   (4131 words)

 Britannia: The Knights Templar   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Knights Templar were an order of warrior/monks officially founded in 1118 by Hugues de Payns after the successful campaign to recapture the holy city of Jerusalem.
They were originally known as the "Poor Knights of the Temple of Solomon," and their stated purpose was to protect Christian travellers to the Holy Land.
As the flames were doing their worst, Grand Master de Molay is said to have prophesied the imminent deaths of Philip IV and his co-conspirator, Pope Clement V. That prophecy came true as both men died within a year of de Molay.
www.britannia.com /history/bb1312.html   (483 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - The Knights Templar
It's thought that the Knights Templar come across some ancient knowledge while they were excavating that may have originally come from Egypt or, as some have hypothesised, Atlantis.The knowledge was in the form of many things but most noticeably, to those in the Middle Ages, architecture.
The Knights were always the first to enter a battle and the last to leave during the bloody crusades that saw the rise and fall of the Latin Kingdoms in the east of Tripoli, Antioch (Syria) and Jerusalem.
The Templars were alerted, and their fleet (which was greater than that of any nation) departed from France with all their wealth stowed on board, and was never again to be seen in Europe.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A272558   (984 words)

 Knights Templar   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Only in France were the Templars treated with any severity, with Grand Master Jaques de Molay and others burnt at the stake in March 1314 on an island in the Seine.
The first Templar to be initiated in the United States was William Davis who was given the degrees of Excellent, Super Excellent, Royal Arch, and Knight Templar by the St. Andrew's Royal Arch Lodge on August 28th, 1769.
To petition a Commandery of Knights Templar or membership, you must first be a member of a Masonic Lodge and other pre-requisite bodies such as the Royal Arch Chapter and possibly a Council of Royal and Select Masters.
www.tracingboard.com /kights_templar.htm   (1790 words)

 A History of the Knights Templar
In 1796 Charles Louis Cadet de Cassicour portrayed the Templars as part of a secret conspiracy which was behind the French Revolution and the execution of Louis XVI, in revenge for the death of James de Molay in 1314.
The Templars were not a bank in the modern sense of the word as their financial operations were merely a sideline, a result of their need to store and move large quantities of cash about Christendom.
Even during the trial of the Templars, when Brothers were being actively encouraged to confess to the practice of sodomy, very few were prepared to do so: of all the testimonies during the trial (over nine hundred in all), I have identified only three confessions of sodomy that I would consider as possibly genuine.
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 Knights Templar
The Knights Templar were undoubtedly active prior to that time, and to possibly have acted in an ex officio capacity as the military or administrative arm of the Ordre de Sion in the fortified abbey.
The nine knights of the Knights Templar returned to Europe in 1127, receiving a triumphal welcome, orchestrated in large part by Saint Bernard.
In effect, the Templars' new home base was the same area that figured so prominently in the Merovingian bloodline, and ultimately in Godfroi's bid to become King of Jerusalem and thereby re-establish the House of David as rulers of the Hold Land.
www.halexandria.org /dward219.htm   (1187 words)

 Knights Templar
The dress uniform of the fraternity was thus: the unmarried and dominant knights wore a white mantle with a large Latin red cross on the back while a fl or brown mantle with a red cross was worn by others.
Among the accusations of heresy and immorality were claims that the Knights engaged in devil worship and homosexuality.
The Knights were said to have worshipped the idol Baphomet.
www.themystica.com /mystica/articles/k/knight_templars.html   (744 words)

 Esoteric Order of the Knights Templar, Become a Knight, Knightress or Dame, Receive a certificate of Knighthood, ...
Both groups are really the Knights Templar; the sub-title of the Daughters of Tsion is "The Ladies Templar." Both groups take the same lessons, meet astrally each day or each week to perfom the same power-prayers, contemplation exercises, or to recite a certain powerful affirmation or mantram.
The Mystery School tries not to be too sexist about it, but the fact is that warrior knights going into bloody battle on horseback are indeed different from the ladies who stay on the battlefield's edge (or in the safety of a fortress) and support the combatants with their "feminine" magiks.
Templars were tortured, "tried" and 54 who refused to admit to the lies of demon-worship and spitting on the cross, were eventually burned alive.
northernway.org /school/templars.html   (3649 words)

 knights templar - knights of templar   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Knights Templar were well connected and quickly became prime movers in the international politics of the Crusades period.
Many kings and nobles supported the Knights Templar at that time, and only dissolved the order in their fiefs when so commanded by Pope Clement V. Robert the Bruce, King of the Scots, had already been excommunicated for other reasons, and was therefore not disposed to pay heed to Papal commands.
The mythos of the Knights Templar as keepers and defenders of the Holy Grail is a central plot point in both Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) and Umberto Eco's novel "Foucault's pendulum" (1989).
www.crusades-history.com /Knights-Templar.aspx   (2008 words)

 Knights of Templar   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Knights Templar were the manifestation of a "new chivalry" which united the seemingly incompatible roles of monk and warrior.
The extraordinary story of the Knights Templar ranges from its humble establishment to a period of extreme prosperity, and, finally, to a tragic, haunting conclusion.
The Knights Templar represent a chivalric impulse to seek the ideal in the face of opposition, whether it be the Cid's perfect loyalty, the bottomless depth of Tristan's and Iseult's love, or the divine goodness of Christ.
faculty.smu.edu /bwheeler/Ency/templar.html   (1318 words)

 Christian Chivalry and Freemasonry in Canada
Today the warlike character of the Knights has disappeared; no more is it thought necessary to engage in useless struggle over holy sites and places; no more is it believed necessary to fight men of other nations in order to convert them to our way of thinking.
Knights of today claim no direct legal descent from those ancient knights of old, yet they do claim to carry on the virtues for which they fought, bled and died.
Templars believe in practice; their charities may not be proclaimed from the house tops, but the records of the smallest preceptor of Knights Templar should prove that Charity and Hospitality are yet the grand characteristics of this great Christian Order.
www.knightstemplar.ca /history/index.htm   (1366 words)

 Purpose & Activities of the Knights Templar   (Site not responding. Last check: )
All Knights Templar are members of the world's oldest fraternal organization known as "The Ancient Free And Accepted Masons" or more commonly known as "masons".
To petition a Commandery of Knights Templar for membership, you must first be a member of a Masonic Lodge and other pre-requisite bodies, and must profess a belief In the Christian Religion.
The Knights Templar Educational Foundation, the first program of its kind, was organized in 1922.
www.mastermason.com /hagerstownmasonictemple/KTPurpose.htm   (660 words)

 THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The origional Knights called 'Soldiers of the Temple' and the 'Order of the Temple (Knights Templar) and Sion' and were apparently unified under one leadership.
The knowledge thereafter was hidden, though preserved by the Templars and, later, by the Priory of Sion.
Near the end of the thirteenth Century a separate detachment of Templars was sent from the Aragonese province of Rossillon to the Rennes-le-Château area in southern France [the old Cathar stronghold].
www.mastermason.com /hiramdiscovered/Knightstemplar.html   (10544 words)

 The Knights Templar | Who Were The Knights Templar? | www.templarhistory.com
While it is true that the Templars were not permitted, by their rule, to own much of anything personally, there was no such restriction on the order as a whole.
It is generally agreed that Philip IV was envious of the Templar's wealth and sought to secure it for himself.
On October 13, 1307 Philip had the Templars arrested on grounds of heresy; since this was the only charge that would allow the seizing of their money and assets.
www.templarhistory.com /who.html   (539 words)

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