Accused of heresy by the king of France, the medieval knights Templars were arrested and imprisoned, had their goods seized and their monasteries ransacked. Under brutal interrogation and torture, many made shocking confessions: denial of Christ, desecration of the Cross, illicit sex acts. Based on the testimonies of the knights, this narrative follows the everyday reality of the trial, from the early days of scandal and scheming in 1305, via torture, imprisonment and the dissolution of the order, to 1314, when leaders Jacques de Molay and Geoffroy de Charnay were burned at the stake.
The Persecution Of The Knights Templar
Author: Alain Demurger. Teresa Lavender Fagan, trans.