The Knights Templar: an Overview

“The vulgar notion that the Templars were as wicked as they were fearless and brave, has not yet been entirely exploded; but it is hoped that the copious account of the proceedings against the order in this country, given in the ninth and tenth chapters of the ensuing volume, will tend to dispel many unfounded prejudices still entertained against the fraternity, and excite emotions of admiration for their constancy and courage, and of pity for their unmerited and cruel fate.” – History of the Knights Templar – Charles Addison

 

The Aftermath of the first Crusade

 

Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of posts about the Crusades. If you’re interested, I recommend starting with the first one which you can find here. Otherwise enjoy.

 

So the Crusaders had achieved the impossible.

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The Amazing First Crusade

Editor’s note: I love this post. I love this story and I hope you do to.

This is the fourth in a series of posts about the Crusades. If you’re interested, I recommend starting with the first one which you can find here. Otherwise enjoy.

Preface

When I got it in mind to write an account of the Crusades, I had no idea just how incredible the story really was. My plan for this series was to provide you with a dramatic, historically accurate, tale of our manly Christian heritage. What I didn’t expect was how easy that would be… but I guess I’ll let you be the judge of that.

 

The first Crusade is possibly one of the most underappreciated events in military history.

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