Templars in America: From the Crusades to the New World

by Tim Wallace-Murphy

Paper Book, 2004

Status

Available

Publication

Red Wheel/Weiser (2004), Edition: illustrated edition, 276 pages

Description

"This book is a must-read for anyone wanting to understand the true history of the founding of the most powerful nation on earth." --Scott Wolter, host of America Unearthed and author of Cryptic Code of the Templars in America   Using archival and archaeological sources, two historians reveal the hidden history of the Knights Templar and their travels to pre-Columbian America . . . and their influence on the Founding Fathers.   Templars in America reveals the story of two leading European Templar families who combined forces to create a new commonwealth in America nearly a century before the voyages of Christopher Columbus. Henry St. Clair of the Orkney Islands, then part of Normandy, and Carlo Zeno, a Venetian trader, made peaceful and mutually beneficial contact with the Mi'qmaq people of what is now Canada. Proof of their travels is carved in stone on both sides of the Atlantic and can be found in documentary evidence borne out by a strong oral tradition that has withstood the test of time. Historians Tim Wallace-Murphy and Marilyn Hopkins demonstrate how this early contact with the Americas ties into the centuries-long development of the Templars and Freemasonry, which in turn shaped the thinking of the Founding Fathers--and the American Constitution.   Wallace-Murphy and Hopkins also reveal the continuous history of American exploration from the time of ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, through the age of the Vikings. Templars in America is a wild ride from the golden age of exploration to the founding of the United States.… (more)

Language

ISBN

1578633176 / 9781578633173

UPC

824297633174

Local notes

Given by Br. Steve Sparrow

Rating

½ (6 ratings; 3.5)

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