It all started with a doomed war in the Middle East. A group of elite warriors was determined to stand to the death, protecting the holiest places for Christians. The Pope blessed the Templars...To later declare them a hotbed of heretics. Whom did the knights of Christ fear and fight against? What was the relationship to the endless wars in Palestine, Syria and Egypt? How did the innovative banking system developed by the patrons of the Templars work? Dan Jones is ready to tell the history of the order, which was reflected in modern geopolitics, financial schemes and mechanisms of power. It's time to find out who the Knights of the Temple were, heretics and cruel murderers or saints, victims of a ruthless repressive state machine?