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Knights Templar Series
24 February 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us, and Dr Nicholas Morton, for a series of talks.
This first talk, The First Crusade and the origins of the Templars, will be held online on 24 February 2022.
The Knights Templar have fascinating historians for centuries. Their origins lie in the 1120s when a small band of knights swore to defend the pilgrim roads to Jerusalem. Yet within a few decades they rose to become a vast international organisation fielding armies of soldiers and calling upon revenues comparable to those of Christendom’s leading monarchs. So how did this come about? Why did the Templars become so powerful so quickly? In a similar vein, why were Medieval Christians so ready to accept the idea of a religious order which enshrined the pursuit holy war as its core vocation. In this talk, we shall explore these questions so as to better understand both the Templar Order itself and the ideas underpinning its rise to power.
Tickets: Members £6 / Non-members £8. Combination ticket for all talks in the series are available.