I rarely reread a nonfiction book, but this is different. It’s very good and very complex and I felt like I’d missed quite a lot. I watched a few videos about the Templars (they’re on YouTube) and got more background about the whole picture. A few of the videos use the same sources/experts as Jones’ book.
The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God’s Holy Warriors
by Dan Jones
2018/ 444 pages (Kindle)
read by Dan Jones (author) 15h 30m
rating: 8 / history
Anyway, what started out to be a refresher for a group discussion turned into a rereading of bits and pieces and that turned into a second complete reading of the whole thing. 🙂
Jones says the book is organized chronologically, but that’s somewhat inaccurate because it’s divided into major topics which overlap in places and go back into each other’s material – it works although there is a lot of fighting – the “Soldiers” part seems to spread over into the “Bankers” part. .
Anyway, I’m glad I took the time to really reread it because it is loaded with information which really might not be digestible in one read. Enjoy – if this is your thing.