Summary

Arguably one of the most provocative, puzzling, and misunderstood organizations of medieval times, the legendary Knights Templar have always been shrouded in a veil of mystery, while inspiring popular culture from Indiana Jones to Dan Brown.
The order of the Knights Templar was founded by Hugh de Payens, a French nobleman from the Champagne region, along with eight of his companions, in Jerusalem around 1119.
They originally consisted of a group of knights who protected Christian pilgrims travelling to the Holy Land against attack from brigands and Saracen pirates, after the crusaders captured Jerusalem in 1099.
The order's full name was the Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon.
They were given quarters next to the temple and adopted their distinctive uniform - white tunics with an eight-pointed blood-red cross.
In 1129 they took monastic vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience and pledged themselves ready to die for their faith.
They were gradually transformed into a chivalric order of warrior-monks who fought with distinction in the Crusades.
©2016 Brendan Gallagher (P)2016 Brendan Gallagher
Show More Show Less

Regular price: £6.79

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – choose any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • After your trial, Audible is just £7.99/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Buy Now for £6.79

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.
No Reviews are Available

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
4 out of 5 stars
By M J Leake on 15-03-17

Surprisingly amazing story about religion

Great historical information about religious times in the early years of the templars and the historical beginnings and end.

Read more Hide me
See all reviews