By Matthew Flathers, VI Form
Unjustly Accused: The Knights Templar or Philip the Fair?
(A Product of the History Fellowship)
On March 18, 1314, Jacques de Molay, the twenty third and final Grand Master of the Knights Templar, was burned alive on a small island in the middle of the Siene. Only a few years earlier, the organization under his command spanned across all of Europe and the Holy Land, and with the constant stream of donations pouring into the Order, there seemed to be no limit on what they could achieve. So the question remains: what chain of events could possibly have led to such a rapid destruction of an organization that once was a celebrated and glorious defender of the Christian Faith?
Matthew Flathers is a VI Form day student from Southborough, MA. He enjoys studying Greek, poetry, and history.