The remarkable story of the Knights Templar – the wealthiest, most powerful and most secretive of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era.
Dan Jones narrates in his inimitably vivid and authoritative fashion the remarkable story of the Knights Templar.
'Exhilarating, epic, sword-swinging history' TLS
'Jones is certainly an entertainer, but also a fine historian who knows how to render serious scholarship into accessible prose' The Times
'Another triumphant tale from a historian who writes as addictively as any page-turning novelist' Observer
‘When it comes to rip-roaring medieval narratives, Jones has few peers, and in the Templars he finds the perfect subject' Sunday Times
The Knights Templar were the wealthiest, most powerful – and most secretive – of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era.
Their story – encompassing as it does the greatest international conflict of the Middle Ages, a network of international finance, a swift rise in wealth and influence followed by a bloody and humiliating fall – has left a comet's tail of mystery that continues to fascinate and inspire historians, novelists and conspiracy theorists.