Saints or sinners?


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History Today
Vol. 44, no. 12 (December 1994), p. 30-36


During the trials that destroyed one of 14th-century Europe's most celebrated crusading military orders, witnesses claimed all manner of abuses had been going on for years. But how true were these claims? And what did contemporaries think about them and the other military orders - such as the Knights Hospitaller and the Teutonic Knights? Helen Nicholson investigates