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Top 10 FASCINATING Facts About the KNIGHTS TEMPLAR

March 15, 2017

The Knights Templar, a.k.a. the bad guys from the original Assassin’s Creed that you take out with pin-point accurate knife-punches to the back of the neck from horseback, are a popular facet of pop culture. Which has meant that over the years, what exactly they did and who they were has been muddied by Hollywood. So, here are 10 facts you may not know about this not-so-secret ancient order of knights…

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Coming up:

10. They Basically Invented Banks
9. Also Basically a Mega-Corp (That Owned Cyprus)
8. Individual Knights Were Dirt Poor
7. They Were Above All Laws
6. Had the Order Destroyed Because He Owed Them Money
5. Hundreds of Templars were Arrested on Friday the 13th
4. Caught Because of Their Beards
3. They Were Never Allowed To Surrender
2. Only about 10% of Templars were Knights
1. That Templars Always Wore Those Tunics

Source/Further reading:

http://history.econtrader.com/the_first_banking_institution.htm
http://www.cypnet.co.uk/ncyprus/history/17a.htm
http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/templars/knights_templars01.htm
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Templars
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Philip-IV-king-of-France
http://www.latintimes.com/why-friday-13th-unlucky-find-out-what-happened-day-1307-curse-it-bad-luck-138728
http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/12/The-Knights-Templar/
http://www.medievalwarfare.info/templars.htm
http://www.knightstemplar-uk.co.uk/originaltemplarrules.html

 

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