The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God’s Holy Warriors by Dan Jones

This review will probably come as a surprise to absolutely no one.  As a medievalist and someone with a particular interest in knights and chivalry, the Knights Templar feature prominently in my studies.  I have also been impressed by Dan Jones' previous works The Plantagenets and The Wars of the Roses, the latter of which managed … Continue reading The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God’s Holy Warriors by Dan Jones

The Hidden History of the Knights Templar: The Church’s Oldest Conspiracy by Conrad Bauer

Let me draw a line of conspiracy for you.  You know, as a public service. The movie The Da Vinci Code is based on the novel of the same name by Dan Brown.  Brown claims most of his research comes from his art historian wife.  Fact: no self-respecting art historian or enthusiast ever calls Leonardo … Continue reading The Hidden History of the Knights Templar: The Church’s Oldest Conspiracy by Conrad Bauer