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Knights Templar Series
19 May 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us, and Dr Nicholas Morton, for a series of talks.
This fourth, and last, talk, The Templar heresy trials, will be held online on 19 May 2022.
On 18 March 1314 the Templar master James of Molay was burned at the stake on the orders of King Philip IV of France. This event marked the dramatic culmination of a trial that had lasted almost seven years. In the eyes of their accusers the Templars were a heretical order fully deserving of dissolution. In the eyes of their defenders, the Templars were unjustly accused. Either way, the events of the Templar Trial would echo down the centuries provoking strong reactions even in the present day. These events pose many difficult questions for historians but perhaps the most debated is also the most obvious – were the Templars actually heretics? This talk explores the history of the Templar trial, examining the motives and interests of the leading protagonists and seeking to understand why the trial ended with the formal dissolution of the Templar Order.
Tickets: Members £6 / Non-members £8. Combination ticket for all talks in the series are available.