Thursday, June 08, 2006

the Knights templar

Did you know that the templar innovated many financial techniques that could be considered the foundation of modern banking. The Order grew in membership and power throughout Europe, until it ran afoul of King Philip IV of France (Philip the Fair), who caused many of the order's members in France to be tortured into "confessions" and burned at the stake. Under influence from King Philip, Pope Clement V then forcibly disbanded the order in the early 1300s.

So, If you can't pay them, burn them!

3 Comments:

Blogger yrosh said...

Pitain, classe.

June 11, 2006 2:30 AM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

And why did Phillip do this??? Because he owed the Templars money.

Love your stuff. I'm a Templar buff myself. did a comicbook Templar influenced ( kinda ) check it out


http://www.talesofcolossus.blogspot.com/

June 11, 2006 9:13 PM  
Blogger Dub said...

Merci yrosh.

Thx mandrews, I'm a big fan of your work, but didn't know you had a blog.
So thx again for making me discover it. :)

June 13, 2006 7:59 AM  

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