Templar Lore


The Templars’ Secret Island: The Knights, the Priest & the Treasure by Erling Haagensen, Henry Lincoln

On Friday 13th October, 1307 under instructions from the Pope, the order known as the Knights Templar was rounded up and imprisoned, some were executed. Many sources, however, maintain they received prior notice of their imminent demise, and managed to spirit away their treasure from the main preceptory in Paris to their fleet anchored at La Rochelle. There is no record of the fleet after that date. It simply vanished from history. What was the nature of the Templars’ treasure and where did it end up ? This book offers one theory. In the Baltic Sea, off the south coast of what is now Sweden, lies the unremarkable Danish owned island of Bornholm.

Unremarkable, that is, apart from one thing;for its size, it is literally smothered in ancient churches that bear all the hallmarks of having been built by the Knights Templar. Not only is there a proliferation of Templar churches, but the authors offer evidence they have been so set out as to display a geometric design imprinted on the topography of the island. The book takes us through the mystery of Rennes-le-Chauteau and Bérenger Saunière who allegedly dicovered documents of world-shattering import whilst renovating his delapidated parish church in southern France, documents that purportedly made him a very rich man. Has the geometry revealed when these documents are analysed anything to do with the Bornholm churches ? The authors think so. Are there chambers hewn out of the rock under the Bornholm churches where the Templars may have secreted their treasure after fleeing the wrath of Philip the Fair of France ? What is Bornholm hiding ? What indeed !