Written by a member of the Inner Temple (ie licensed to practice law), the author, Charles Greenstreet Addison, refers to Latin, French and Early Modern English citations and source material, and describes the origin of the Templars, their popularity, their rivalry with the Knights of Malta, (Hospitallers), their activities in the Holy Land, eye witness accounts of the battles' wins and losses, the 1312 suppression of the Order, their arrest, accusations of heresy and secret rites, their torture and the execution of the the last of the Order. The London Temple Church, their headquarters in the UK, its architecture and history and how the area became the centre of the legal profession, a hostel and school for lawyers. is detailed and the culmination of the survival of their legacy.
Book Review of "The History of the Knights Templar: The Temple Church and The Templars" by Charles G Addison, 332 pages, reprinted and published. Hardback, paperback and Kindle.
Also by the author:
Damascus and Palmyra - A Journey to the East
Foundation and Extinction of the Knights Templar
Knights Templar and the Complete History of Masonic Knighthood from the origin of the Orders to the Present Time.
Review by Wendy Stokes https://wendystokes.co.uk
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