Friday, April 18, 2014

Knights Templar Fact Nineteen

There were many criminal knights that were forced to join the Templars as rehabilitation. It was seen as a two fold benefit with the undesirable element out of the communities and it gave more forces to fight in the Crusades. The most famous was a knight named Bertran who had killed a bishop in 1224 and Pope Honorius III told the Templars to accept him into the Order for seven years to do his penance.

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