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History of the Knights Templar


A curious fusion of pious monk and ruthless warrior, The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and the Temple of Solomon were a Christian military order founded in Jerusalem in 1119. Their original raison d'être was to offer protection to Christian pilgrims travelling to the Holy Land, but these medieval vicars-turned-elite-fighting-forces grew to become one of the wealthiest and most powerful organisations the world has ever known. But who were the Knights Templar?