The Knights Templar were the wealthiest, most powerful – and most secretive – of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era.
Their story – encompassing as it does the greatest international conflict of the Middle Ages, a network of international finance, a swift rise in wealth and influence followed by a bloody and humiliating fall – has left a comet’s tail of mystery that continues to fascinate and inspire historians, novelists and conspiracy theorists.
The book was written by Dan Jones – a historian, broadcaster and award-winning journalist.
His internationally bestselling works include The Plantagenets, Magna Carta and The Templars. He has written and hosted dozens of TV shows including the acclaimed Netflix/Channel 5 series ‘Secrets of Great British Castles’.
He writes a weekly column for the London Evening Standard and his writing also appears in newspapers and magazines including The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian, GQ and The Spectator. He lives in Surrey, UK.