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Mr. W (#46974169)
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gaby hayes
Since that's just my net name the answer would be no
Added by gaby hayes on Feb 05, 2008 7:48 AM
J Spencer
Jacques DeMolay?

Jacques DeMolay was born in France in 1244. At the age of 21, he became a member of the Knights Templars, a group originally called "Poor Soldiers In Christ". Sanctioned by the Pope and the Church Council in 1128, their purpose was to guard the road between Jerusalem and Acre, the Jerusalem port on the Mediterranean. Because of the church sanction, and the fact that the Templars had fought valiantly in several crusades, they were a popular group among the people. The name Knights Templars became synonymous with heroism to such an extent that nobles and princes sent their sons to join the Knights Templars. In 1298 Jacques DeMolay was elected Grand Master of the Templars. Over the years, the Templars organization amassed great wealth and King Philip of France became concerned that they would use their power and wealth against him. False charges were pressed against DeMolay and the Templars by the King in order to brand them criminals. On orders of the King, DeMolay and hundreds of members of the Knights Templar were arrested and thrown into prison. During his seven-year imprisonment, DeMolay was tortured repeatedly in attempts to get him to betray other leaders and members of his beloved Templars, He consistently refused to betray his fellow Templars and was finally sentenced by the King to be burned at the stake on March 18, 1314, along with his most trusted aide, Guy of Auvergne. DeMolay died a martyr to loyalty.

Added by J Spencer on Feb 05, 2008 7:28 AM

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