Knights Templar jump from Dan Brown to Down Under

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Title

Knights Templar jump from Dan Brown to Down Under

Subject

Dan Brown, Crusades, The Da Vinci Code, knights, knighthood, Knights Templar, fiction, literature, Christian, Christianity, religion, religious, war, Military Orders, New South Wales, NSW, Sydney, The Sydney Morning Herald

Description

An article by Dylan Welch in The Sydney Morning Herald about the Knights Templar in Australia. The article briefly outlines the origins of the order in the early twelfth century as protectors of Christian pilgrims to Jerusalem, and its disbandment in the early fourteenth. The order has since been revived and now also operates in Australia, combining Christian charity work with instruction in swordplay and a French form of kickboxing. The article interviews two Australian members of the Templar’s, Paul O’Sullivan and Paul Grice. It is noted that the modern knights have little in common with those featured in Dan Brown’s novel ‘The Da Vinci Code’. Instead, they are described as a ‘modern-day esoteric knighthood’.

Creator

Welch, Dylan

Source

The Sydney Morning Herald

Publisher

The Sydney Morning Herald

Date

12 December 2009

Rights

The Sydney Morning Herald

Format

Newspaper Article; Hyperlink

Language

English

Files

Citation

“Knights Templar jump from Dan Brown to Down Under ,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed August 18, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/501.