Day School: The Knights Templar

Ref: C3744306

The Knights Templar united the knightly and religious roles at the core of medieval society, evolving because of a need to assist pilgrims to the Holy Land after the First Crusade and then used as military leaders in the Crusading kingdom. Their fundraising activities included managing estates and banking in Europe. There were numerous contemporary legends about their power, wealth and spectacular fall from grace, to which many modern legends and speculations have been added. But the truth about the Templars is even more spectacular than many of the myths. This course will explore their history and try to separate fact from fiction.

Additional information about this course

This course is not supported by the Education Skills Funding Agency and does not have a fee waiver, but concessions may be available - contact the Branch for further details.

Course aim

To separate fact from fiction in the history of the achievements and downfall of the Knights Templar

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • understand the history of the Knights Templars
  • evaluate the legends about the Knights Templar
  • understand the connection between the Templars & the Crusades
  • understand the Templars in the context of medieval religious thought

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • this day school will operate by means of lectures followed by group discussions

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Day School: The Knights Templar

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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