Hey y'all !!
Some of u guys maybe know i am doing some research for my personal interrest in "Aliens/Ufo" . And on my route along the path of selfeducation i
came across alot of stuff around the Templars ( nothing to do with aliens i know
) . So i decided to go and look online for some info on them on my
favorite website! And i find alot of threads but nothing who really gives the whole story as the mysterious plot evolved in history. So with the help
of a decent coffeemachine, my laptop and some books i have read around them i'm gonna try and give u guys a decent timeline thats factbased here on
ATS. Hope u guys enjoy it and that the mods won't kill me for bringing this matter back on the boards (In a well researched way btw !
) Ohh and
feel free to add anything u can to the timeline as i'm pretty sure not everything wil be mentioned in the line presented here as alot of things
claimed fact are rather controversial IMO.
Officialy the whole thing began early in the 12th century, around 1118 but it could be that it was some years earlier as the Bishop of Chartres in
1114 already mentionned a "Milice du Christ" or "Knightorder of Christ".
In Roquebillière, a village around the present Nice in France, evidence has been found that claims that there have passed a group of 7 knights there
and after a short stay they left for Seborga traveling over the Col de Turini. There in a monastry lead by a Edouard there where 2 knights living who
took the name of Gondemare and Rossal when entering the monastry. After the abt Edouard had removed al obligations they made to the monastry they came
along with the 7 knights. These 9 knights who left here are almost sure to be the 9 knights who formed the first Order of the Templars.
The men where : Hugo van Payens, Godried van St Omaars, Payen de Montdidier, André de Montbard, Archambaud de St Amand, Godfried Bisol, Rossal,
Gondemare and 1 still unknown man.
Everything posted above is based on a document found recently near the monastry in Seborga. The same document states that the original date for
departure to Jeruzalem was in 1117 but they only left in 1118 after a blessing by the church. Also it mentionned that Hugo van Payens was appointed
the Grandmaster of "The Poor Knights Of Christ" . So this could explain why the Templars found their new name only when embarking to Jeruzalem. So
then yes u could say the Templars where founded in 1118 !
The original cross they used, still in use today by the Ordo Supremus Militaris Templi Hierosolymitani, Priory of England and Wales
The new order would be used to protect pelgrims on their route to Jeruzalem. So when
they finnaly arrived in Jeruzalem and told the king what they where planning to do he gave them a castle he had build in the Al Aqsa mosque (??) on
the southern side of the Templemountain a place also known as the Temple of Salomo . By 1120 they got recongnition from the bishop of
Pisa,Dagobert,the patriach of Jeruzalem and the religious leaders of Jeruzalem. The first 9 years of their existence was rather mysterious because
they still whore the clothes like any other knight, making it hard to see the difference between freelance knights and Templars. But after those 9
years they get the white undyed wool cloak with the famous red doublecross on it . Some years before they receive their white cloak they send out a
letter to the elite of France saying how much holy blessings they would receive after donating land or enlisting (and giving in everything they
have).This causes a huge growth of the order in quantity and property. Landdonations from Scotland,England and provinces Champagne en Provence of
France gives them control over castles,farms,villages even whole citys. They got so many donations that they had to refuse offers because they couldnt
provide the manpower to occupy those places anymore.
In 1129 when Hugo van Payans returns from the holy land with 300 knights out of the elite families that signed up for the Templars. He left some of
his Lt. in West-Europe to recruit and collect gifts in the form of money or land.
This covers the part until the 2th crusade later today i'm gonna post the following part that covers the first century and i'm planning to post some
more specific locations of the territory they received true those gift for "god'.