History of The Knights Templar - Part 1: Hugh of Payens [Video]

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History of The Knights Templar - Part 1: Hugh of Payens [Video]

Amid all the different theories about the beginning of the Templars there is one constant. The founder of the order was a certain Hugh de Payns, knight.

This is the first video in a Knights Templar YouTube Series. This episode is taking a look at the Order's founder, Hugh of Payens, and how his personal philosophy helped shape the mission of the order.

The main Templar archives, which might have had more information on Hugh, were not in Europe, however, but in Jerusalem. They were moved to Acre and then Cyprus, where they were in 1312. War and conquest ensured that anything left was scattered or destroyed, but, what we do know is discussed in the following video:

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