History of Leith, Edinburgh

November 2, 2007

THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR IN SCOTLAND

The presence of Members of the Order in Scotland from 1128 appears to have been to recruit Scots for their service, and if we are to judge by the positioning of the Templar houses, then the country must have provided a rich haul of fighting men. It is suspected that, following the purge on the continent, the knights who came to Scotland assisted Robert the Bruce during the wars of independence. for more click here

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