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By Helen J Nicholson

The trial of the Templars within the British Isles (1308-1311) is a principally unexplored zone of background. in contrast to the trial in France, the place the Templars have been tortured into confessing to unspeakable actions, within the British Isles there have been no burnings and in basic terms 3 confessions after torture. a number of Templars went lacking, so much of whom later reappeared. Outsiders informed tales of abominable Templar rituals, mystery conferences and murders on the useless of evening, yet a lot of these stories grew to become out to be hearsay. This publication is predicated on huge learn into the files of the trial of trial of the Templars and different unpublished medieval files recording their arrest, imprisonment and trial, and the surveys in their estate. It strains the process this, the 1st heresy of trial within the British Isles, from the arrests in January 1308 to the dissolution of the Order, and exhibits how, through really appropriate choice of fabric, the inquisitors made the scanty proof opposed to the Templars seem convincing. The publication encompasses a checklist of all of the Templars within the British Isles on the time of the arrests, and a gazetteer of the Templars' significant houses within the British Isles.

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