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early Knights Templar

The Knights Templars, whose full name was "Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon", were founded in 1119 by knights who had sworn to protect Christian pilgrims visiting the Holy Land after the Crusaders captured Jerusalem in.

The Burning of Jacques de Molay by wraithdt on DeviantArt.  de Molay was the last Grandmaster of the Templars.

The Burning of Jacques de Molay by wraithdt on DeviantArt. de Molay was the last Grandmaster of the Templars.

Traditionally they've been painted as a noble mission. Now, two new books tell the gruesome reality of the Very Unholy Crusades

Traditionally they've been painted as a noble mission. Now, two new books tell the gruesome reality of the Very Unholy Crusades

Don Holbrook is raising funds for Knights Templar Film Contributors on Kickstarter! Support the creation of the most accurate story of the real history of the Knights Templar Order and their mysterious discoveries.

Why do the figures on the crusader´s tombs have crossed legs?  I´ve found out that: “Sometimes the figure on the tomb of a knight has his legs crossed at the ankles, this meant that the knight went one crusade. If the legs are crossed at the knees, he went twice; if at the thighs he went three times. ” —Ditchfield: Our Villages, 1889.

Interesting Knights Templar tradition: Why do the figures on the crusader´s…

The Christians did not succeed in taking and holding Palestine, but they did bring back knowledge of Middle Eastern and Asian technologies and inventions to Europe. They also engendered a lot of resentment and ill-will in the Middle East, a reasonable reaction to several centuries of repeated and bloody invasions.

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