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The Knights Templar is a subject of intense current interest. Simon Brighton is an amateur historian, one of the country's most passionate and authoritative figures on the subject. This is a meticulously researched, entertaining and informative book, a practical, step-by-step guide to Templar haunts - some of the most atmospheric sites in Britain. Detailed commentary helps throw new light on ancient mysteries. Lavishly illustrated with the author's own photographs, which have appeared in the illustrated Da Vinci Code. 'This is a book which collectors will treasure... fascinating... Highly recommended' Local History Magazine 'This sumptuously produced labour of love is... meticulously recorded, beautifully photographed. It's an admirable piece of work' Geographical 'Fascinating... with his attention to detail and straighforward narrative Brighton shows repeatedly his passion for the subject' Birmingham Post
Simon Brighton was brought up in Lincolnshire, in the shadow of Temple Bruer, one of the most important Templar sites in the country. He became fascinated by the Knights at an early age and has pursued that fascination ever since. His photography of Templar sites has become well known - some of his images of London's Temple Church were included in the illustrated edition of The Da Vinci Code. When not documenting the Templars he is a psychiatric nurse, with an MSc in forensic psychiatry.
a gem of a book which will entertain those with either a casual or deep interest in the subject SUNDAY SUN Simon Brighton has been obsessed by the Templars since childhood and this book is the fruit of that passion, providing meticulous detail and documentation of Templar sites GOOD BOOK GUIDE A must for history buffs and Dan Brown addicts alike, this book is a quality production offering a fair, sober and yet compelling overview of the mark the Knights Templar made on the landscape of Britain BIRMINGHAM MAIL