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2.0 out of 5 stars factually incorrect introduction, 2 April 2000
This review is from: History of the Knights Templar: The Temple Church and the Temple (Paperback)
I was distinctly disappointed in the introduction ~ not only were there several errors in both grammar and syntax, but Hatcher Childress twice quotes the date of Bannockburn as 1324, when in fact it was 10 years ealrier in 1314! Also he states that the day was won by a body of Knights Templar making a final charge late in the day ~ yet the whole content of the rest of the book is all about the Templars being in the very forefront of the fighting. So, why did they wait all day before commiting to the Scots cause at Bannockburn? Otherwise, it is an essentially 'dry' history, with too many footnotes in Latin ~ why no interpration into English? All-in-all, not what I expected,: better volumes are available.
lloyd.carey@virgin.net
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Initial post: 18 Jul 2011 00:06:11 BDT
Barry Lees says:
ealrier? commiting? interpration? (Glass houses and all that).

Posted on 4 Sep 2011 15:01:57 BDT
V GIBSON says:
I know it slows you down but there is a reporting feature built into Kindle so that mistakes can be reported for correction. If you report the errors, the rest of us won't be annoyed by them.

However, I was doing this while reading the book on Cushing's that I bought and found so many punctuation errors that my progress through the book ground to a halt about ½-way through.
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