So state the authors, Alan Butler and Stephen Dafoe, in their much-acclaimed work "The Warriors and the Bankers". But where did they come from, these mysterious white-mantled Knights of Christ, and were they simply a reflection of early twelfth-century Christian thinking? This is a question that Butler and Dafoe set out to answer - the discoveries they made will result in a dramatic reassessment of the whole period relating to the First Crusade and far beyond. The true genesis of the Knights Templar belong far back in time, long before Christianity even developed. The Templars were an offshoot of a little understood monastic brotherhood - the Cistercians, who themselves danced to the tune of an extremely powerful group of individuals inhabiting Burgundy and Flanders from the time of the Romans onwards. Butler and Dafoe offer a detailed account of the rise of a specific group identified as 'the Troyes Fraternity' that did not simply respond to the caprices of history; they made it. Behind the Knights Templar lay a pattern of belief almost as old as humanity and a heritage that was already ancient before recorded history began. The story is both fascinating and compulsive. It will leave the reader in no doubt as to the true intentions of the Knights Templar, or of the shadowy but immensely influential organization that brought them into being. This story, never told before, is both surprising and shocking, and its implications for our orthodox view of history are staggering.
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Alan Butler has written everything from comedy plays for the BBC to an Elizabethan novel, but his greatest love is history. Some years ago, on holiday in Crete, he came across the archaeological artefact known as the Phaistos Disc and recognised it immediately as some sort of astronomical or astrological calendar. His increasing obsession with the Disc culminated in his writing The Bronze Age Computer Disc. His most recent book, Civilization One: The World Is Not as You Thought It Was, was co-written with Christopher Knight, co-author of The Hiram Key. Stephen Dafoe is a freelance writer, author and publisher who lives in Hinton, Alberta, near Canada's Jasper National Park. He entered the Masonic fraternity in 1992 and is the author of a number of books including Unholy Worship, which examines the history of the Knights Templar. He appears frequently in television documentaries, has created numerous websites, and is often called on to address Masonic Lodges.
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Book Description Robinson Publishing, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111845293487
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Book Description Robinson Publishing, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1845293487