The Persecution Of The Knights Templar: Scandal, Torture, Trial
- Religious History, European History
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Fall of the Knights
The trial of the Knights Templar is one of the most infamous in history. Accused of heresy by the king of France, the Templars were arrested and imprisoned—and under brutal interrogation and torture, many made shocking confessions: denial of Christ, desecration of the Cross, sex acts, and more.
Alain Demurger follows the trial, from the early days of scandal in 1305 to 1314, when leaders Jacques de Molay and Geoffroy de Charnay were burned at the stake. Drawing on the testimony of 231 French Templars, Demurger illuminates the stories of many who testified at the trial, and those of others who denied the charges or retracted their confessions.
Here is a striking and immersive account of the fall of one of history’s mightiest knightly orders.
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|Release Date:||January 1, 2019|