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Hertfordshire's Templar mystery

The Order of the Knights Templar was founded by a French Nobleman, Hugh de Payens and eight companion knights in Jerusalem in 1118 or 1119 AD as official protectors to pilgrims as they journeyed to Jerusalem. And, whilst this principle of protection was laudable, historic chronicles have proved pitiless to their memory.

In 1308, the disbandment of the Templars was demanded by the King of France, Philip the Fair, and a significant part of the demise of the English Knights Templar in the 13th Century, took place in Hertfordshire under the orders of King Edward II.

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1 Peter Clear from Leamington Spa - 16 January 2004
"Is it true that the town of Baldock was named by the Knights Templar after "Baldoc" which is an old form of the name Baghdad? "

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