England's Channel 4 and ITN's news and crime correspondent Dan Rivers have teamed up to bring us yet another media cover-up concerning the Knights
Templar. It's a whitewash but it's worth watching.
The 3-part documentary is going out across the UK on More4 next week, at 9pm on Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th (to coincide with the
hype around the general time of the release of the Da Vinci Code movie later in May.)
The first episode is about Secretive and Secret societies and features Ben Acheson, a Hertford resident with links to the Knights Templar, based in
the ancient town. (The date for Easter was fixed there in 673 AD and Parliament was also held in the town during the plague.) Acheson is interviewed
in Royston Cave but is literally cut off in the middle of speaking as he begins to explain the symbolism of the Grail and the Ark of the Covenant in
relation to Saint Catherine.
Extensive and detailed documentary, archaeological and other evidence provided by local experts for the continuation of the Knights Templar after 1312
is not even mentioned as the documentary goes out of its way to trash the novel "The Da Vinci Code" and any notion of Secret Societies being
interesting in any way.
One of the usual stuffy historians is wheeled out and Acheson is virtually cut off in mid speech as the programme cuts to the furious historian's
fiery dismissal of what Acheson was about to say. The historian is clearly very angry about the challenge to the accepted wisdom that the Templars
suddenly ceased to exist either on Friday 13th October 1307 or in 1312 when the Pope dissolved the order. But the majority of Templars survived the
inquisition, which took almost 2 years to reach England's Templars. Royston Cave is just one fragment among a wealth of evidence that the Templars
continued to meet in secret after the order was officially dissolved and it is clear that some continued to consider themselves Templar after they
were pensioned into other monastic orders such as the Benedictines. (These were after all fearless warriors prepared to die for their organisation.)
They left no convenient evidence for the historians because they wanted to leave no evidence. An already secretive group became an ultra-secret group.
Angus Henderson, a researcher who was sacked from the production company Wildfire TV immediately after the programme was finished, has confirmed that
Acheson sought to distinguish between the fiction of Da Vinci and the real themes surrounding the Holy Grail. But that didn't fit with the show's
mission so his interview is cut and cut and cut again, his words cut and pasted to make it sound as though he agrees with the Da Vinci Code when the
opposite was true.
Another gentleman, who has raised concerns about the Bilderberg Group - where the world's top politicians and business leaders meet in secret - is
actually interrupted and accused of being a "paranoid lefty" by Dan Rivers!! Then, amid the usual spin and propaganda, Lord Healey of Riddlesden, a
founder member of Bilderberg, casually admits that Bilderberg identifies future top politicians and seeks to "influence" them. (He refuses to admit
that politicians are actually vetted by Bilderberg.) Watch this bit carefully!
The documentary is also going out on Channel4 itself later in the year but no date is scheduled yet. If you don't mind a large measure of propaganda
and spin then it's definitely worth a look.
Monday 15th May 9pm on More4 in the UK -
Sky – Channel 142
More4+1 on digital satellite:
Sky – Channel 189
More4+1 on Freeview:
ntl – Channel 166
Telewest – Channel 142
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