An episode detailed five Templar sites in Britain. In this episode we discuss some of the most enigmatic sites associated with the order. We look into Shipley and Sompting in Sussex, Garway in Herefordshire, Temple Hill in South Witham,Lincolnshire and The Angel Inn in Grantham, Lincolnshire.
Born in the year 1090, Bernard was the most eminent ecclesiastical man of his day. A Cistercian monk who was integral to the P.R campaign behind the Knights Templar and the crusades as a whole. Bernard died on 1153 and just 21 years later in 1174 was canonised a saint.
A short reading of a poem by the contemporary troubadour Guilhem d’ Autpol or as he is commonly called Daspol. In this poem the “Seinhos, aujas, c’aves saber e sen”, which we read in modern English, he accuses the Knights Templar of being wicked and greedy. This poem gives us a feeling of some of the content people may have felt against the military orders leading up to their trials.