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In Search of the Knights Templar: A Guide to the Sites in Britain By Simon Brighton

In Search of the Knights Templar by Simon Brighton

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Summary

The Knights Templar was a military and religious order that dominated medieval Europe, for nearly two hundred years until it was suppressed in the early 1300s. The warrior monks then disappeared from history into myth. This book provides a history of the Templars, and the first comprehensive survey of all the Templar sites in Britain.

In Search of the Knights Templar Summary

In Search of the Knights Templar: A Guide to the Sites in Britain by Simon Brighton

'Their existence was a meteor, which illuminated the age in which they flourished', Reverend G. Oliver, TEMPLE BRUER AND ITS KNIGHTS TEMPLAR, 1841 The Knights Templar was a military and religious order that dominated medieval Europe for nearly two hundred years until it was suppressed in the early 1300s. The warrior monks then disappeared from history into myth, their true nature forgotten and woven into fantasy. But the traces they left behind on the land can still be seen, and, with a combination of stunning photography, historical imagery and detailed descriptions, this book provides not only a history of the Templars but also the first comprehensive survey of all the Templar sites in Britain. The author has researched and visited every site; he explains what there is to be seen, and the history and mythology behind it - as well as directions on how to get there.

In Search of the Knights Templar Reviews

'An extremely handsome hardback... this is a book which collectors will treasure... fascinating... Highly recommended.' LOCAL HISTORY MAGAZINE 'This sumptuously produced labour of love is... meticulously recorded, beautifully photographed. It's an admirable piece of work.' GEOGRAPHICAL 'Fascinating... with his attention to detail and straighforward narrative Brighton shows repeatedly his passion for the subject...' BIRMINGHAM POST 'comprehensive and well illustrated' BEST OF BRITISH 'an essential guide for anyone whose interest has been piqued by the recent Da Vinci Code boom.' FAMILY HISTORY MONTHLY 'This delightful, generously illustrated book puts the Templars firmly on the map.' THE FIELD

About Simon Brighton

Simon Brighton was brought up in Lincolnshire, in the shadow of Temple Bruer, one of the most important Templar sites in the country. He became fascinated by the Knights at an early age and has pursued that fascination ever since. His photography of Templar sites has become well known - some of his images of London's Temple Church were included in the illustrated edition of THE DA VINCI CODE. When not documenting the Templars he is a psychiatric nurse, with an MSc in forensic psychiatry.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. A History of the Templars 3. A Geographical Guide to the Sites 4. Index

Additional information

GOR002251181
9780297844334
0297844334
In Search of the Knights Templar: A Guide to the Sites in Britain by Simon Brighton
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2006-06-15
256
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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