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Templar hero: Hugh de Payens

Hugh de Payens – founder of the Knights Templar

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Were the Knights Templar really the guardians of the Holy Grail?

Were the Knights Templar really the guardians of the Holy Grail?

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Were the charges against the Templars trumped up?

Here’s one bit of evidence that says yes – they were. In 1307, the Templars were accused of some terrible crimes – by medieval standards. Christ’s divinity was being denied in their secret initiation ceremonies. They venerated idols, possibly including…

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How were the Knights Templar formed?

The early history of the Knights Templar

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The Knights Templar and money lending

The Knights Templar were warriors, monks, farmers, royal advisers and bankers all rolled into one. Whether they sat on fabled mountains of gold – it was certainly widely believed (particularly by certain monarchs) that they did – they certainly lent…

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Origins of the Knights Templar

As is often said, the Templars were the first multinational corporation – through a network of preceptories across Europe and the Middle East, engaged in farming, shipping and finance to fund their crusading activities. The Templar Timeline 1118 – Foundation…

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