The Hidden History of the Knights Templar

The Church's Oldest Conspiracy
Narrated by: Charles D. Baker
Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
Categories: History, Europe
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Full of incredible turns of events including secrets, deceits, lies and betrayals, the history of the Knights Templar from their triumphant conquests to their abrupt fall still fascinates. Find out the hidden history of the Knights Templar that really led to their demise.

The Knights Templar existed officially for less than 200 years. Founded to protect pilgrims who were travelling through the Holy Lands, their rise to power was sudden. They became some of the most feared warriors in the region, they had a mandate from God, they controlled perhaps the world's first real banking system, and they waged war against anyone who tried to wrestle Christianity and seize holy grounds from the control of the Catholic Church. Within their short lifespan, they quickly became one of the most powerful societies in Europe, if not the world. But, just as they rose to power with relative speed, they fell from grace just as fast. Forged in the crucible of Middle Eastern conflict, their power was soon resented and feared. Before they could become even more powerful, the greatest nations in Europe and the Church turned on them. The once powerful Templars were hunted, caught, tortured, and eventually burned at the stake. According to their prosecutors, they were a devil-worshipping secret society who spat on the cross and plotted against the Pope. They were officially disbanded and their members treated with extreme contempt and prejudice. Or so goes the official story. In this book, we will not only look into the official history of the Knights Templar, but will examine the various ways their influence and ideas have tunneled their way into the modern world. A group this powerful does not vanish overnight. Instead, their history has been linked to the Freemasons, to vicious curses, to the butchery of the Crusades, and even to Christian relics such as the Holy Grail. For many people, the Templars did not vanish and they did not relinquish their tight grip on the power....

©2015 Conrad Bauer (P)2015 Conrad Bauer and Maplewood Publishing

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awesome story. If you have any interest in the Knights Templar this is a quick overview, I'd also recommend Holy Blood Holy Grail

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Insightful

I have always tried to find historical history of the Knights Templar. Thank you for letting me listen.

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Gaps in the story

The story of the Knights Templar is fairly well known and this book/telling neither adds nor detracts from that tale. The 3-star rating for performance is not due to the telling of the tale as much as it is due to the recording/playback literally having vocal gaps when played.

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Enjoyed!!

The narrator was great! I Learned a lot from this book. The history of the Templars is very interesting.

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Nothing g new but well presented.

It was much of the same research from other books on the subject. I am glad I listened, but I would love to hear/read something new, a different perspective.

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great book.

loved it. great narrative. story and chapters were well laid out and easy to follow.

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great book for a templar initiation.

good book when getting started on templar history...easy to follow and understand. enjoyed it. gave me exactly what i was looking for...

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great overview

very fascinating and well written, my only complaint is it leaves me wanting more. well done!

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I think the research for this book only used Wikipedia. This book is for the novice, if that

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This book tickled my brain to learn more about the Knights templar. The narration was good .

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  • Mr O Cogswell
  • 04-02-20

Interesting

Quite an interesting account, but nothing really new. A good introduction and starting point. Enjoyable.

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  • Duncan
  • 11-16-16

Very informative.

Very informative. I like how the book starts with the people's common knowledge of Templar history, before exploring it's theories and alternative ideas. Then seamlessly woven back into the overarching fate of the grandmasters. And their legacy? Well, time may tell but not this time, maybe after we find another scroll or two!!

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