(PDF NEW) [The Templars The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors] ä Dan Jones

  • Hardcover
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  • The Templars The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors
  • Dan Jones
  • English
  • 10 February 2019
  • 9780525428305

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Free read The Templars The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB characters ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Dan Jones Dan Jones ↠ 6 Summary Mplars for the first time in a generation drawing on extensive original sources to build a gripping account of these Christian holy warriors whose heroism and alleged depravity have been shrouded in myth The Templars were protected by the pope and sworn to strict vows of celibacy They fought the forces of Islam in hand to hand combat on the sun baked hills where Jesus lived and died finding their nemesis in Saladin who vowed to drive all Christians from the lands of Islam Experts at channeling money across borders they established the medieval world’s largest and most innovative banking network and waged private wars against anyone who threatened their interestsThen as they faced setbacks at the hands of the ruthless Mamluk sultan Baybars and we. A great treatment of a truly spectacular legendhorrorshowThe story of the Templar Knights is gloriously varied complex courageous insane praiseworthy mysterious and tragic It s primarily a history about the five Crusades and chivalry but it becomes a harrowing monstrosity by the time King Phillipe enacts his vendetta against the OrderI simplify There s two hundred years worth of fascinating and edge of the seat crusader action going on here as well as a farce of a trial that cut the head off of the first International Bank that the Templars had become for the sake of stealing its wealthOf course all the Templars COULD have been telling the truth after years of torture in dungeons extracting confessions that they were kissing bejeweled bearded heads and penises before and after spitting and trampling across the cross But Yeah That s reasonableDan Brown does a damn good job with the narration adding bright anecdotes wherever he couldMy only complaint is the summary single line dismi

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Free read The Templars The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB characters ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Dan Jones Dan Jones ↠ 6 Summary Re forced to retreat to their stronghold in Cyprus a vindictive and cash strapped King of France set his sights on their fortune His administrators uietly mounted a damning case against the Templars built on deliberate lies and false testimony Then on Friday October 13 1307 hundreds of brothers were arrested imprisoned and tortured and the order was disbanded amid lurid accusations of sexual misconduct and heresy They were tried by the Pope in secret proceedings and their last master was brutally tortured and burned at the stake But were they heretics or victims of a ruthlessly repressive state Dan Jones goes back to the sources tobring their dramatic tale so relevant to our own times in a book that is at once authoritative and compulsively readabl. Dan Jones is fast becoming one of my go to authors on all things medieval His previous books that I ve read all cover British medieval history from Henry I through the end of the Wars of the Roses With The Templars he takes his pen and gives the reader a reasonably complete overview of the Warrior Monks The Poor Fellow Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon AKA the Templars The narrative mainly unfolds chronologically with a few sidetracks The author traces their history from the beginnings in 1119 as protectors of pilgrims to the Holy Land after the First Crusade to the Pope dissolving the order in 1312 after Phillip the King of France engineers their downfall in order to gain control of their wealth roughly 200 yrsAny history of the Templars has to cover their military campaigns Mr Jones does not stint in this regard He looks at how they became the Shock Troops of the Medieval Christian Armies in the Holy Land Their discipline was something that most Euro

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Free read The Templars The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB characters ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Dan Jones Dan Jones ↠ 6 Summary A faltering war in the middle east A band of elite warriors determined to fight to the death to protect Christianity’s holiest sites A global financial network unaccountable to any government A sinister plot founded on a web of liesJerusalem 1119 A small group of knights seeking a purpose in the violent aftermath of the First Crusade decides to set up a new order These are the first Knights Templar a band of elite warriors prepared to give their lives to protect Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land Over the next two hundred years the Templars would become the most powerful religious order of the medieval world Their legend has inspired fervent speculation ever since In this groundbreaking narrative history Dan Jones tells the true story of the Te. Often the end fails to eual the beginning Medieval proverbA proverb that perfectly chronicles the rise and fall of The Templars a monastic order combined with the profession of the soldier Divided into four parts the reader follows the Templars from the beginning when they were just small group seeking approval and rules from the Pope to the end when they were rich and powerful Powerful and rich enough to become the object of a take down engineered by the French monarch Phillip the FairThough I did wish for information on the daily lives of the Templars I did learn much about their battles their accumulation of wealth and status and how they lost and regained these over and over again What a horribly bloody time beheadings constant wars with Saladan and a changing Christiandom At one time they were basically given carte blanche from Popes and Kings Bankers holding the money of the same Interesting and informative narrated very well by the author himself