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#1109246 - Sat Sep 19 2015 09:18 PM Question
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I am looking for a book that will give me an historical or more ideally a first person
account of what it was like to be a member of 'The Knights Templar'.
Could someone point me in the right direction for such a book?
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#1109273 - Sun Sep 20 2015 05:35 AM Re: Question
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Try "The Warriors and the Bankers" by Butler and Dafoe. I didn't read it but people with an interest seem to say it is honest and logically done.It is not a First person account but it deals with the whole thing pretty fully I hear.


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#1109608 - Thu Sep 24 2015 03:40 AM Re: Question
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By coincidence I had ordered "The Greatest Knight by Thomas Asbridge. A few pages in I realise that this a really well researched account of the lives of Knights from the 11th century on. Very interesting and informative You may prefer this It seems very good.
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#1109612 - Thu Sep 24 2015 05:03 AM Re: Question
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Thanks for the feedback.

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#1113188 - Fri Oct 23 2015 08:06 PM Re: Question
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Re"The Greatest Knight by Thomas Asbridge. So interesting. What a mighty character he seems to have been, having been at the side of 4 kings in his life. I still recommend it as excellent background reading about the Knights of the Crusades and the Angevins.
I now have a request. Eleanor of Aquitaine figures largely in the above and I would like to read a good biography of her. Any ideas? Thanks
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