This fascinating new book explores what life was like during the Templars' stay in Somerset during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
It reveals the struggles over land ownership in the county, and introduces the reader to little known historical characters including William de Marisco, revealing his struggle with the Templars, and claim to the throne of England.
The final chapter reveals the controversy surrounding a carved wooden man's head discovered in a Somerset church.
The author has found compelling evidence to suggest the church was not only built on Templar land, but had a connection with the Grand Master of the Order himself.
Richly illustrated and compiled using original research, this book is sure to appeal to everyone interested in medieval history.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 17/11/2009
- Category: Christian communities & monasticism
- ISBN: 9780752452562