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The First Crusade and the origins of the Templars
January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Templar Talks
Join us, online, as we welcome back Dr Nic Morton with his new series of talks.
Talk 1: The First Crusade and the origins of the Templars
The Knights Templar have fascinating historians for centuries. Their origins lie in the 1110s when a small band of knights committed themselves to defend the pilgrim roads to Jerusalem. Yet within a few decades they rose to become a vast international organisation capable of raising armies of soldiers and drawing 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.
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A combination ticket for all talks in the series is available.