By Michael Haag
From Michael Haag, bestselling writer of The Templars: The background and the Myth, comes The Tragedy of the Templars, a thrilling new examine the increase of Templar energy and the saga in their destruction.
Founded on Christmas Day 1119 in Jerusalem, the Knights Templar was once a non secular order devoted to protecting the Holy Land and its Christian pilgrims within the many years after the 1st campaign. mythical for his or her bravery and commitment, the Templars grew to become one of many wealthiest and strongest our bodies of the medieval world—and the executive defenders of Christian society opposed to turning out to be Muslim forces.
In The Tragedy of the Templars: the increase and Fall of the Crusader States, Haag masterfully info the conflicts and betrayals that despatched this faction of robust knights spiraling from domination to condemnation.
This stirring and carefully researched paintings of historic research comprises maps and full-color photos of vital cultural websites, a lot of which doubled as battlefields in the course of the Crusades.