The Templars in the British Isles and Western Europe
March 20 @ 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 3: The Templars in the British Isles and Western Europe
The Knights Templar had a major presence in Lincolnshire, just as they did across many parts of Christendom, but what were these lands for? The Templars are best known for their wars in the Near East so why did they devote time and resources to building up their presence in regions many hundreds or thousands of miles away from the frontier? This talk explores the vast network of estates that the Templars constructed during the Twelfth and Thirteenth centuries across almost every country in Western Christendom. It discusses how their involvement in banking, shipping, agriculture and local politics all played their part in supporting the Templars’ ongoing efforts either to defend or to conquer the Holy Land.
A combination ticket for all talks in the series is available.