THE TEMPLAR PIRATES: The Secret Alliance to Build the New Jerusalem
When the Vatican condemned the Order of the Temple in 1312, many of those who escaped took to the sea. Their immediate objective was to take revenge on the Church. Ships of the Templar fleet menaced the Church's maritime commerce in the Mediterranean, Atlantic, and Caribbean. They were also part of the ferment that gave rise to independence movements in France and the New World. Well illus.
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