If you’ve read the book “Hidden By Order” you know more than 99% of the people around about the truth behind the Templars, and their involvements in the Crusades.
It will be interesting to see whether the main researcher Dr Thomas Asbridge has read the material in Hidden By Order and been allowed to reveal some or all of the Templar Secrets, or if the conventional historical lines will be followed.
The show’s promotion material promises new insights, and so it will be of interest to those who know the truth, and those enquiring to see what is shared.
Quoting the BBC website:
Tonight – The story of the Crusades is remembered as a tale of religious fanaticism and unspeakable brutality, but using fresh evidence, Dr Thomas Asbridge re-examines this medieval drama
Dr Thomas Asbridge is an internationally renowned medieval historian and author of the critically acclaimed books The Crusades: The War for the Holy Land and The First Crusade: A New History. In the course of his research, he has travelled extensively across the Middle East and walked from Turkey to Jerusalem along the route of the First Crusade.
Thomas studied for a BA in Ancient and Medieval History at Cardiff University, and then gained his PhD in Medieval History at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is now Reader in Medieval History at Queen Mary, University of London and director of the groundbreaking MA in Islam & the West.