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    DescriptionThe Knights Templar are one of the most secretive and powerful religious orders in history: for over two centuries they were the elite fighting force of the Crusades. Highly trained, and adhering to a strict chivalric code, their success on the battlefield brought them both wealth and political influence. But it is the legends and secrecy surrounding the order and its Grand Masters that continue to fascinate historians and general readers alike. Secrets of the Knights Templar examines each of these mysteries in turn to reveal the truth about the Knights' secret practices, rituals and codes, as well as the continued influence of the Templars today. From the true location of the Holy Grail to the Templars' involvement in the Battle of Bannockburn, and from the sudden downfall of the order to modern-day claims of descent - S. J. Hodge uncovers the hidden links behind the stories and separates historical fact from fiction.


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    Title
    Secrets of the Knights Templar
    Subtitle
    The Hidden History of the World's Most Powerful Order
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) S. J. Hodge
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 276 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 1,186 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781782062714
    ISBN 10: 1782062718
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC subject category V2: HRCC2, JFSV1, HBLC1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000, HIS037010, SOC038000, REL108020
    BIC subject category V2: HBWC
    DC23: 271.7913
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRAX, NHWR, JBSX
    Publisher
    Quercus Publishing Plc
    Imprint name
    Quercus Publishing Plc
    Publication date
    29 August 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    S.J. Hodge has an MA in the History of Art by Research from Birkbeck, University of London, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She has written over 60 non-fiction books, mainly on history and art-related subjects, including Why Your Five Year Old Could Not Have Done That: Modern Art Explained, 50 Art Ideas You Really Need to Know, Gustav Klimt, Medieval Europe, British Castles and The Forbidden City.
    Table of contents
    The Origins of the Order. Holy War. The Temple of Solomon. The Guardians. Sacred Defence. Shifting Sands. The Descent. The Myths. An Enigma of History. List of Grand Masters. Timeline. Index.