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The Templars
The Templars

The Templars


512 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, (CA $39.95)

Publication Date: October 2017

ISBN 9781781858912

Rights: CA

Head of Zeus (Oct 2017)

Available from local and national retailers throughout the US.


Bestselling author of The Plantagenets narrates in his inimitably vivid and authoritative fashion the remarkable story of the Knights Templar

The Knights Templar were the wealthiest, most powerful—and most secretive—of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era. Their story—encompassing as it does the greatest international conflict of the Middle Ages, a network of international finance, a swift rise in wealth and influence, followed by a bloody and humiliating fall—has left a comet's tail of mystery that continues to fascinate and inspire historians, novelists, and conspiracy theorists.


"A fresh, muscular and compelling history of the ultimate military-religious crusading order, combining sensible scholarship with narrative swagger, featuring a cast of exuberantly monstrous sword-swingers spattering Christian and Islamic blood from Spain to Jerusalem." —Simon Sebag Montefiore, author, Jerusalem: The Biography

"Dan Jones has created a gripping page-turner out of the dramatic history of the Templars, from their spiritual warrior beginnings until their tragic destruction by the French king and the pope. It is genuinely moving and a chilling contemporary warning about the abuse of power through persecution and lies." —Philippa Gregory, author, The White Queen

"The story of the Templars, the ultimate holy warriors, is an extraordinary saga of fanaticism, bravery, treachery and betrayal, and in Dan Jones they have a worthy chronicler. The Templars is a wonderful book!" —Bernard Cornwall, author, The Last Kingdom

"Fast-paced narrative history depicted with irresistible verve, bloody battle scenes and moments of laugh-out-loud wit . . . This is another triumphant tale from a historian who writes as addictively as any page-turning novelist." —Observer

"A fascinating story of fanaticism . . . Jones is certainly an entertainer, but also a fine historian who knows how to render serious scholarship into accessible prose. Seldom does one find serious history that is so easy to read." —Times

"Jones carries the Templars through the crusades with clarity and verve. This is unabashed narrative history, fast-paced and full of incident . . . Jones tells their story extremely well." —Sunday Times

Author Biography

Dan Jones is a broadcaster, award-winning journalist and pioneer of the resurgence of interest in medieval history. He is the bestselling author of Summer of Blood, The Plantagenets, Magna Carta and Realm Divided. He lives in London.