The Templars: Knights of God/Edward Burman. Crucible. Hardcover. First edition 1986. Out of print. Condition: Very good, slight knock to bottom corner, dust jacket price clipped with small tear at bottom. ISBN 085030556X
For nearly 200 years, until their suppression in 1312 on charges of heresy and magical practices, the Knights Templars were the most formidable and feared fighting machine in Christendom. Besides their military prowess they also possessed immense wealth and political power, becoming bankers and credit brokers to medieval Europe and the allies of kings and popes. Drawing on contemporary chronicles, original texts and the vast amount of secondary literature, this book paints a vivid picture of this extraordinary organisation of warrior monks and its passage into myth and legend.