In Search of the Knights Templar

In Search of the Knights Templar : A Guide to the Sites in Britain

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'Their existence was a meteor, which illuminated the age in which they flourished', Reverend G. Oliver, 1841 The Knights Templar was a military and religious order that dominated medieval Europe for nearly two hundred years until it was suppressed in the early 1300s. The warrior monks then disappeared from history into myth, their true nature forgotten and woven into fantasy. But the traces they left behind on the land can still be seen. With a combination of stunning photography, historical imagery and detailed descriptions, this book provides not only a history of the Templars but also the first comprehensive survey of all the Templar sites in Britain. The author has researched and visited every site; he explains what there is to be seen, and the history and mythology behind it.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 180 x 232 x 20mm | 762.03g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0753822288
  • 9780753822289
  • 942,259

About Simon Brighton

Simon Brighton was brought up in Lincolnshire, in the shadow of Temple Bruer, one of the most important Templar sites in the country. He became fascinated by the Knights at an early age and has pursued that fascination ever since. His photography of Templar sites has become well known - some of his images of London's Temple Church were included in the illustrated edition of The Da Vinci Code. When not documenting the Templars he is a psychiatric nurse, with an MSc in forensic psychiatry.show more

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a gem of a book which will entertain those with either a casual or deep interest in the subject SUNDAY SUN Simon Brighton has been obsessed by the Templars since childhood and this book is the fruit of that passion, providing meticulous detail and documentation of Templar sites GOOD BOOK GUIDE A must for history buffs and Dan Brown addicts alike, this book is a quality production offering a fair, sober and yet compelling overview of the mark the Knights Templar made on the landscape of Britain BIRMINGHAM MAILshow more

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