The Tem­plars

History Revealed - - HERE & NOW BOOKS -

By Dan Jones Head of Zeus, £25, 432 pages, hard­back

Leather-jack­eted his­to­rian Dan Jones – you may have seen him tour­ing Bri­tain’s cas­tles on Chan­nel 5 – here turns his at­ten­tion to the Knights Tem­plar, an enor­mously pow­er­ful me­dieval or­der that fi­nanced some of the Cru­sades’ most fear­some fighters. Their name is also syn­ony­mous with se­crecy, and Jones at­tempts to sep­a­rate fact from fic­tion in his usual en­ter­tain­ing style.

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