Holy Blood, Holy Grail - Part 1, Chapter 3, The Warrior-Monks Summary & Analysis

Michael Baigent
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Part 1, Chapter 3, The Warrior-Monks Summary

The authors discover a vast amount of information on the Knights Templar but are unclear on how much of the information is reliable. The Templars are well known for their part in the crusades as cross bearing soldiers. However, many writers have described the Templars as a mysterious, secret society intent on intrigue. In some writings the Templars are even betrayed as shamelessly abusive and who practice heretical rites. In other writings they are portrayed as custodians of wisdom. The authors begin their research with many unanswered questions. They find that as they work through acceptable accounts of the Templars, they form more questions with every new piece of information.

Knights Templar - The Orthodox Account. A Frankish historian, Guillaume de Tyre, wrote the first known accounts of the Templars between 1175 and 1185. By this time Palestine had...

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