'… this detailed narrative of the last days of the Order of the Temple has deservedly established itself as the standard account in a major European language.' Journal of Ecclesiastical History
For nearly two centuries the Templars fought for Christianity against Islam. In 1307 King Philip IV of France accused them of betraying their calling, culminating in the suppression of the Order. In this new edition, Malcolm Barber cuts through past myths to present the true story of the Templars' downfall.