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The historical past of the Knights Templars is a awesome tale of triumphs and defeats, marked with controversies and tragedy.  From their upward thrust to their loss of life, Charles G. Addison captivatingly chronicles some of the characters that performed a task in shaping this robust army order that reigned for nearly centuries throughout the center Ages.

Having tested rankings of files and texts, and traveled to some of the ruined fortresses and castles of the order, Addison used to be a professional at the Templars’ historical past. He insightfully information their plight during this quantity, first released in 1842. beginning with the origins of the brotherhood, the rules and beliefs of the order, and their selected image of the crimson move, the writer explains their position in holding pilgrims touring to the Holy Land, their feats in the course of the Crusades, the relationships they held with quite a few kings and church leaders, their contributions to holding Europe from Turkish conquest and conserving Christianity in Europe and Asia, and their tragic finish: stripped in their lands, tortured, and burned on the stake.  

Addison offers a transparent and understandable account of this nice non secular and armed forces fraternity of knights and clergymen that might engross an individual drawn to their heritage and the center a while.

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17, 1841. P. S. Mr. Willement, who's getting ready a few exquisitely stained glass home windows for the Temple Church, has simply drawn my cognizance to the 19th quantity of the “MÉMOIRES DE los angeles SOCIÉTÉ ROYALE DES ANTIQUAIRES DE FRANCE,” released final yr. It encompasses a so much curious and engaging account of the church of Brelevennez, within the division des Cotes-du-Nord, imagined to have previously belonged to the Order of the Temple, written via the Chevalier du FREMANVILLE. among numerous curious units, crosses, and logos came upon upon the home windows and the tombs of the church, is a copper medallion, which looks to were suspended from the neck by means of a series. This ornament contains a small circle, in which are inscribed equilateral triangles put one upon the opposite, as a way to shape a six-pointed celebrity. in the course of the famous person is a moment circle, containing inside it the LAMB of the Order of the Temple protecting the banner in its fore-paw, just like what we see at the old seal of the Order delineated within the title-page of this paintings. Mr. Willement has expert me that he has bought a suggestion from a gentleman in Brittany to ship over casts of the and units in recent years found in that church. He has kindly referred the letter to me for attention, yet i haven't notion it really useful to hold up the ebook of the current paintings for the aim of purchasing them. Mr. Willement has additionally drawn my realization to a truly special influence of the opposite of the seal of the Temple defined in web page 106, whereon I learn very it appears that evidently the attention-grabbing motto, “TESTIS SVM AGNI. ” CONTENTS bankruptcy I. foundation of the Templars—The pilgrimages to Jerusalem—The hazards to which pilgrims have been exposed—The formation of the brotherhood of the bad fellow-soldiers of Jesus Christ to guard them—Their place within the Temple—A description of the Temple—Origin of the identify Templars—Hugh de Payens selected grasp of the Temple—Is despatched to Europe by means of King Baldwin—Is brought to the Pope—The assembling of the Council of Troyes— The formation of a rule for the govt of the Templars bankruptcy II. Regula Pauperum Commilitonum Christi et Cempli Salomonis. the main curious components of the rule of thumb displayed—The affirmation of the rule of thumb via the Pope—The stopover at of Hugh de Payens, the grasp of the Temple, to England— His cordial reception—The origin of the Order during this country—Lands and funds granted to the Templars—Their attractiveness in Europe—The swift raise in their fraternity—St. Bernard takes up the pen of their behalf—He monitors their valour and piety bankruptcy III. Hugh de Payens returns to Palestine—His death—Robert de Craon made Master—Success of the Infidels—The moment Crusade—The Templars imagine the pink Cross—Their gallant activities and excessive discipline—Lands, manors, and church buildings granted them in England— Bernard de Tremelay made Master—He is slain via the Infidels—Bertrand de Blanquefort made Master—He is taken prisoner, and despatched in chains to Aleppo—The Pope writes letters in compliment of the Templars—Their spiritual and armed forces enthusiasm—Their battle banner referred to as Beauseant—The upward push of the rival religio-military order of the health center of St.

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