The Templar Knight

Archives


Templar hero: André de Montbard

Who was André de Montbard – fifth Grand Master of the Knights Templar?

Read More

Discovering the treasure of the Knights Templar – “Buried” on the History channel

Buried on the History channel will reveal where the Knights Templar hid their treasure

Read More

Discipline in a Knight Templar squadron

It’s almost amusing to read the Templar Rule on how a Templar squadron should behave on crusade.  Basically, the Templars were required to ride in silence and not break rank unless given explicit permission to do so.  No bawdy songs…

Read More

Knight roasted to death in his armour

We move a hundred years forward from the suppression of the Templar order to an incident that illustrates the horrors of medieval war.  By the fifteenth century, knights were kitted out in the heavy plate armour that most people associate…

Read More

Templar armor – common mistakes

This isn’t a Templar but elements of the armor are similar to what a knight of the Order would have worn in the twelfth century – when the Templars were founded.  Note, there is no helmet with a moveable visor…

Read More

Knights of Malta spotted in Baghdad

The veteran journalist and scourge of the Vietnam War, Seymour Hersh, has angrily claimed that US military leaders in the Iraq War were linked to the Knights of Malta – that they saw their mission as one to replace mosques…

Read More

The missing Templar bodies at Segovia

Here is a church I thoroughly recommend you visit if you find yourself in central Spain – Vera Cruz – named after the True Cross which it claimed to contain.  It’s just outside the old town of Segovia, sixty miles out…

Read More