The Knights TemplarHistory, Myths and the Order of the Knights of Christ
- Catarina Moreira
This talk will look at the Order of the Knights Templar, established in 1118 by nine Knights, led by Hugh De Payens and will explore the new model of Christianity which emerged: the monk-knight archetype.
After only 200 years of existence, the Knights Templar were persecuted, tortured and killed under the orders of King Philip IV of France. Those who survived escaped to Portugal and some believe that the knowledge the Templars brought from the East was the trigger for the Portuguese Age of Discovery.