The Knights Templar
The History and Myths of the Legendary Military OrderDownloadable Audiobook - 2008
The Knights Templar were the most powerful military religious order of the Middle Ages. Formed to protect pilgrims in the Holy Land, they participated in the Crusades and rapidly gained wealth, lands and influence and were answerable to none save the Pope himself. In addition to having a fearful military reputation, they were also Christendom's first bankers, and invented the modern banking system that is still in use today, and were also involved in exploration and engineering.
Publisher: [Chichester, England] : Summersdale Publishers Ltd., 2008