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  • By: Dan Jones
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  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
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The Knights Templar were the wealthiest, most powerful - and most secretive - of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era. Their story - encompassing as it does the greatest international conflict of the Middle Ages, a network of international finance, a swift rise in wealth and influence followed by a bloody and humiliating fall - has left a comet's tail of mystery that continues to fascinate and inspire historians, novelists and conspiracy theorists.

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©2017 Head of Zeus (P)2017 Penguin Random House LLC
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Critic Reviews

"A pacy narrative history of the medieval order laced with tales of blood and bravery." ( The Sunday Times)
"This is a fascinating story of fanaticism...Jones is certainly an entertainer, but also a fine historian who knows how to render serious scholarship into accessible prose. Seldom does one find serious history that is so easy to read." ( The Times)
"Snappy, well-paced…. The author’s ambition, he says, is to tell the story of the Templars in a straightforward way and 'to write a book that will entertain as well as inform'. He has done precisely that." ( The Daily Telegraph)

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‘The Templars’, by Dan Jones

Wow!!!!!!! Enjoyed it very, very much. Kept listening for hours on end. Well written, well read. I learned so much about the fascinating Knights Templar. Being an avid history reader across many different genres I came across so many people and incidents previously encountered. The more I read the more knowledge gets ‘weaved’ into my ‘carpet of knowledge about the past. Having said that, this book can be enjoyed by someone without much previous knowledge of history as well! Recommend it highly (:

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Thrilling read

I very much enjoyed this book having gone into it knowing very little about the Templars. I enjoyed the chronological telling of the Order's history as I feel that is the best way to learn about history.

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unfortunately a biased history

Overly Christian prejudice. Anti Moslem and prone to the glorification of Christianity. Sorry I paid before sampling.

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Factually riveting

A factual historical account telling the story of the Templars warts and all. Brilliant account.

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Entertaining, insightful and informative

I’ve read many books regarding the crusades, but this was the first time I really understood The Templars’ role and how they navigated the politics. Wholeheartedly recommend this work

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Too detailed for me.

I'm sure it was a reasonably accurate account of events but just too much detail. I found myself drifting in and out of it.

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A well told and comprehensive history

A very well constructed and logically framed history of the most famous of the Christian military orders. Starting at the beginning and working chronologically to their ignominious end we are taken on a journey of highs and lows in the illustrious history of the Templars. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this expertly written and well read work. This book is sure to stand out as one of the best historical analyses of the Templars. I have no hesitation in recommending it.

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Worth a listen

Complex history well delivered. Dan's narration is fine, not over the top and not boring or dull. I'm going to grab another.

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Superb

This is a well-researched book. If you dont know much about the Templar Knights, you certainly will after this. A great listen.

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history brought alive

I knew nothing of the Templars but had just finished Ivanhoe which uses them in fiction. I found the story well read, engaging and never boring. it was well paced and clear. I would strongly recommend it.

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