The Name of the Knights Templar is one that through out history is one That has brought both images of heroic Knights and devil worshiping corrupt indiviudals who used the events of their time to their advantage.
What is the truth ?? You make up your own mind on that . I personally believe that they were Knights who created a order that held most of Europe and the holy land in their palms . They may have very well created the modern system of banking. They may also been so powerful that scared a king and apope into acting aginst them by accusing them of herrasy, witch craft and Satan worshiping.
I have provided a few pages of information that might stir your desire to know more about a Soceity that shaped the Crusading world.
Templars as Warriors
Templars at the Battle of Hattin
Templar Ranking system