What Is The Knights Templar? By: mAXWELL F.

You probably heard of the holy grail or the ark of the covenant. If you don't know what these items are it all dates back in the bible with holy items. The items were believed to be found by the knights templar but the real question is what did they do with them. Today I will be answering the questions of the knights templar and trust me it's more than just 2 artifacts.

It all started with 9 knights that were all in a way connected by marriage or brotherhood or sisterhood. They gained a base in the holy land from the king of Jerusalem. He gave them a base where Solomon's Temple used to be. The templars did not show up as much they were just staying in their base.

They started to gain more knights to the group and people the supported them made it were their child would join the knights templar when they came of age. The templars started to become part of everyday life. They made banks were people could put their stuff in and then go to a different land. They made this bank so the people would not bring all the expensive valuable items and get robbed. The templar still behind the scenes were doing something. But no one knew what. The people only had rumor’s no proof.

You are now probably wondering what they were doing in the base. Well I will tell you what many believe. They were digging under the Temple of Solomon to look for holy items such as the holy grail,The Ark of the Covenant,even a piece of the cross itself. After they dug that up they left Jerusalem for 9 years and came back rich and they some how gained land all over the holy land. Now you see what I was saying could very well be right.

They started to gain more knights to the group and people the supported them made it were their child would join the knights templar when they came of age. The templars started to become part of everyday life. They made banks were people could put their stuff in and then go to a different land. They made this bank so the people would not bring all the expensive valuable items and get robbed. The templar still behind the scenes were doing something. But no one knew what. The people only had rumor’s no proof.

So came the battle of Hattin were the templars lost the fight. The templar grandmaster was very arrogant and even when everyone knew the right choice was to stay at the camp he wanted them to fight that day so they all walked and walked and walked and then they were so tired they had to set up a camp for the night. Then that's when the muslims attacked and it was the downfall of the templars. They lost the fight and they lost a part of the true cross. All the templars that the muslims got were still alive but they were beheaded except the grandmaster. He broke a rule of the templars to never let the enemy let you live if you were caught by them. The grandmaster took ransom but all the others died. That was almost the end of the templars forever but they still had some men who carried on the order of the knights templar. The new grandmaster Jacques de Molay just kept the order around they had no more purpose they had no meaning. The Pope asked Jacques de Molay to come to the kingdom of France to talk. He could not refuse so they went with 300 of the orders best knights. But right at morning the french guards arrested all of them. The king owed the order a lot of money from failed military experiments. So the king decided to take his chance with the rumors and go for it.

They were charged with many things but the main ones were worship of the devil,spitting on the cross,stepping on the cross. So they were tortured in many painful ways 4 such as hanging the person with their arms tied up in the air and they would wait till the arms dislocated. At time more than 100 of the templars confessed to spitting on the cross and performing rituals. The rituals were only supposed to be done by the priest only in a church and they believe the rituals were not rituals to god. The grandmaster was killed in the worst way. The grandmaster was roasted in a fire pit and it took a long time so it was painful. With the grandmasters last words he cursed the king and the pope. Sure enough in 4 more months they died. The curse could possibly be a power that is of the devil. We will never know to this day.

In conclusion I think that the templars were very bad people and they had many secrets. I would like to leave you with a question. Did the templars really do these things. That's something that one day you can answer for yourself.

Credits:

Created with images by Fran Urbano - "Hospitalarian Templar Cross" • CircaSassy - "A brief history of mediæval and modern peoples (1899)" • H2Ooo Social Emissions - "Interconnecting Cultures..." • ines s. - "Convento de Cristo, Tomar" • *SARCASTICALIOUS* - "In London Lies a Knight a Pope Interred" • Joelk75 - "chalice window" • blakespot - "The Ark of the Covenant" • geralt - "cross sunset sunrise"

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