This is a complete detailed introduction to the extraordinary world of the medieval Order of the Templars. This book discusses topics such as: Historical Context; The world of medieval knights; Crusaders in a Holy War; The order's foundation; First Templars; Rules of the Templars; Warrior monks; Templar ranks; Brother knights, brother sergeants; Evolution of armament; Templar castles; Siege machinery; Templars at war; The Templars' enemies; Military tactics; Training of a Templar militia; The Templar masters; Templar economy; Other religious orders; Esotericism; and The end of the Temple. This book ignores the secretive mysticism largely associated with the Templars, and concentrates on objective historical data to reveal the daily life of the warrior monk. It features nearly 100 colour illustrations and photographs, including full page plates and paintings showing costume and armour, details of armament and equipment, castles, and locations. With its coverage of Historical Warriors, it is perfect for military buffs, modellers, and wargamers.