The Second Messiah: Templars, the Turin Shroud and the Great Secret of Freema... 1862042489 / 9781862042483 New hardcover This is a new hardcover with dust jacket. 1998 Element Books. Crisp and clean inside with clean shiny jacket. Ships USPS mail with free tracking. Arrives bubble wrapped from small bookstore. We love our books and want you to love them too!! Thank you for looking
John J. RobinsonDungeon, Fire and Sword The Knights Templar In The Crusades Evans & Co. 1999 0871316579 / 9780871316578 Hardcover Like New Like New This is a collectible hardcover with dust jacket in like new condition. Crisp and clean inside, white and bright with no writing, marks etc. Binding is tight and straight. Jacket is also clean and shiny with only a hint of shelf wear to back from display. This book recounts the stirring saga of the Knights Templar, the Christian warrior-monks who occupied the sacred Mount in the aftermath of the butchery of the First Crusade. Recruited to a life of poverty, chastity and obedience intended to lead only to martyrdom on the battlefield, they were dedicated to the pious paradox that the wholesale slaughter of non-believers would earn the eternal gratitude of the Prince of Peace. They amassed great wealth that was used to finance their 200 yrs of war against Muslims. Their reward for 2 centuries of military martyrdom was to be arrested by pope and king, tortured and finally decreed out of existence. But, their legend and legacy would not die.