Have We Uncovered the Mysterious Sites of the Knights Templar?
Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 10:30 pm EST, the resolute seeker of truth, René Barnett of NightVision Radio invites author Callum Jensen back to the show to share secrets of Lincoln Cathedral, Mary Magdalene, Buddhism, Quantum Physics, Knights Templar, and so much more!!!
Callum Jensen is an author on the Templars and their connexion with Lincolnshire, Lincoln Cathedral and Rennes-le-chateau.
The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon (Latin: Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Salomonici), commonly known as the Knights Templar, the Order of Solomon’s Temple (French: Ordre du Temple or Templiers) or simply as Templars, were among the wealthiest and most powerful of the Western Christian military orders. They were prominent in Christian finance. The organization existed for nearly two centuries during the Middle Ages.
Officially endorsed by the Roman Catholic Church around 1129, the order became a favoured charity throughout Christendom and grew rapidly in membership and power. Templar knights, in their distinctive white mantles with a red cross, were among the most skilled fighting units of the Crusades. Non-combatant members of the order managed a large economic infrastructure throughout Christendom, developing innovative financial techniques that were an early form of banking, and building fortifications across Europe and the Holy Land.
The Templars were closely tied to the Crusades; when the Holy Land was lost, support for the order faded. Rumours about the Templars’ secret initiation ceremony created distrust, and King Philip IV of France – deeply in debt to the order – took advantage of the situation to gain control over them. In 1307 he had many of the order’s members in France arrested, tortured into giving false confessions, and burned at the stake. Pope Clement V disbanded the order in 1312 under pressure from King Philip. – Wikipedia.com