The Knights Templar had fought for the church, but what exactly were they fighting for? Was the story of Robin Hood really about a Templar Knight?
In this episode of the Gnostic Warrior, I interview author and Knights Templar expert, John Paul Davis. John was educated at Loughborough University and lives in Warwickshire in the Midlands of England. He is the author of three bestselling thriller novels and three historical biographies such as The Templar Agenda, Robin Hood: The Unknown Templar, and his most recent, The Gothic King - A Biography of Henry VIII.
In this podcast John tells us about the religious military order of the Middle Ages, the Templars. Are they now a sophisticated secret society whose continued existence has influenced both the history and political structure of many of the world’s most important countries and companies?
He also talks about his historical investigation into the legend and historicity of Robin Hood, and if the story of Robin Hood was really based on a Templar Knight. We talk about the mysterious origins of the Knights Templar, and where did they go.
This interview was conducted by Moe on January 28, 2015 from San Diego County, California, with John from Warwickshire in the Midlands of England.
John's website: TheUnknownTemplar.com
Learn more about John Paul Davis:
His first novel, The Templar Agenda, an historical thriller, has been ranked in the UK top 20, including top 3 in thrillers and number 1 in religious fiction. It has also appeared in the top 20 in religious fiction on Amazon US. His second thriller, The Larmenius Inheritance, was released in January 2013 and has also appeared at the top of the religious fiction chart, as well as top 50 in thrillers and top 350 overall. His third thriller, The Plantagenet Vendetta, was released in January 2014 and has been a bestseller in UK Thrillers and peaked at 161 in the UK chart.
His debut work, Robin Hood: The Unknown Templar, has been the subject of international attention, including articles in The Sunday Telegraph, The Daily Mail, Yorkshire Post and Nottingham Evening Post, mentions in USA Today and The Independent and reviews in the Birmingham Post and Medieval History Journal. His second work, Pity for the Guy, is the first full length biography of Guy Fawkes and was featured on "The Alan Titchmarsh Show" in November 2011.
His latest work, The Gothic King - a biography of Henry III, was released in the UK on 9 April 2013.
He is currently working on further thrillers, due to be released later this year.