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The Templars, the most intriguing and feared of the military orders. The Order of the Temple was a military-religious organisation that was set up to protect pilgrims and settlers in the Holy Land. The Templars believed they were God's warriors fighting on God's behalf and developed a fearsome reputation among the neighbouring Muslim rulers. This book examines the men who joined the order and why they joined it, focusing n those who fought in the Holy Land. Based on contemporary accounts it offers an effective insight into the daily lives of the warriors, from their admission ceremony to their training, organisation in the field, and how they fought in battle. Contents: Chronology * Recruitment and Admission * Belief and Belonging * Training * Appearance and Equipment * Conditions of Service on campaign * Experience of battle * Museums and Re-enactment * Colour plates by Wayne Reynolds.
  • AUTHOR: Nicholson, H
  • FORMAT: 64pp 52 Bw 8 col 248x184 Pb
  • Code: 27624

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