“Fast-paced narrative history depicted with irresistible verve, bloody battle scenes and moments of laugh-out-loud wit.” – The Guardian
The Knights Templar are one of history’s most fascinating – and paradoxical – organisations. Holy men who made battle their business, fiercely ascetic in their vows yet commanding immense wealth, their influence over entire nations during the Middle Ages is undeniable. In his impeccably researched and exhilarating new book The Templars: The Rise and Fall of God’s Holy Warriors, historian Dan Jones takes us into the world of the Templars, through their chequered and bloody history, to their ultimate descent into ignominy and obscurity.
Dan is a wonderfully warm, engaging, and witty speaker, and we’re delighted to welcome him to St Andrews this autumn. This promises to be a fascinating insight into one of the Church’s most mysterious and controversial institutions from a leading light in the discipline.