First Templar Nation
How Eleven Knights Created A New Country and A Refuge for the GrailBook - 2017
Conventional history claims that nine men formed a brotherhood called the Knights Templar in Jerusalem in 1118 to provide protection for pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land. Overturning this long-established historical narrative, Freddy Silva shows that the Order of the Temple existed a decade earlier on the opposite side of Europe, that the protection of pilgrims was entrusted to a seperate organization, and that, in league with the Cistercian monks and the equally mysterious Order of Sion, the Templars executed one of history’s most daring and covert plans: the creation of Europe’s first nation-state, Portugal, with one of their own as king.
Publisher: Rochester, Vermont ; Toronto, Canada : Destiny Books, 2017
Edition: Revised edition
Characteristics: 431 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm