This website is dedicated to the history of the medieval order of the Knights Templar (Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Salomonici). My personal interest in the Knights Templar comes from working on a leisurely project — the translation of Nicholas Guertler’s Historia Templariorum (History of the Templars), an antique late 17th century book which represents a very early attempt at an ‘unbiased’ treatise of the Knights Templar history. There are some excerpts from this rare book on this site. You will also find articles related to the history of the Knights Templar, as well as materials about Medieval History in general: books, movies, manuscripts, online resources, works of art etc. I don’t stay away from dealing with dubious and mythical conceptions regarding the Middle Ages and the Order of the Knights Templar, but I tend to be rather skeptical. Primary sources are my personal favorite. I like to translate these texts from their original Latin and make them them available in English for the first time on this site. It is my hope that they will be of value to Knights Templar researchers and enthusiasts. For additional content and a way to submit your inquiries, be sure to join the site’s FaceBook page. You can also support this site in many other ways.
Here are some of the most popular pages on this site:
- History of the Knights Templar at a glance
Most important events in the 200 year history of the order
- Knights Templar cross
Learn about the history of the most important symbol used by the Knights Templar
- Knights Templar humor
A few curious images that will brighten your mood.
- Knights’ Templar prayer
How did the Knights Templar pray during the darkest hours of their history?
- Medieval torture methods applied to the Knights Templar
The Knights Templar were accused of various crimes a many of them made confessions. Learn about the methods of torture applied to prisoners in the Middle Ages.
- Washington monument inscriptions: Welsh and Latin
The Washington monument in Washington D.C. features a curious inscription. What does it say? What does it mean? Is there a Templar connection?
- Knights Templar tours
Are you determined to embark on a unique adventure in the near future? If you have a passion for medieval history and unsolved mysteries you should look into one of the many Templar-themed tours that are available today.
- 10 things you’d have to give up to become a Knight Templar
How does your determination and valor stack up against the values of these brave men?