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    Andrew Sinclair(Author)

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Although references to this famous order of military knights rarely appears in standard histories of the time, a great deal of information about them can be gleaned from other, more esoteric sources, such as sculpture and architecture.Suppressed by Philip of France out of greed, the Templars were gradually driven underground in more and more European countries. Yet they continued to exist, still guarding the knowledge and relics that they had gathered for the defence of the Holy Land. It is this that connects all this to Henry St Clair, Earl of Orkney and Grand Master of the Knights Templar and discoverer of America. All of these threads come together in one extraordinary scroll still in Kirkwall which reveals in full the secrets of the Knights Templar.

'Comprehensive and scholarly ... Andrew Sinclair has written a fascinating book' - The Literary Review'Andrew Sinclair guides us through this romantic story that has preoccupied poets, priests and pilgrims from Zeus to Jung and Indiana Jones. This is an absorbing history that transcends the frontiers and creeds of cultures and religions' - The Independent

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  • PDF | 280 pages
  • Andrew Sinclair(Author)
  • Birlinn Ltd; 2nd Revised edition edition (5 July 2005)
  • English
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  • By T Lundy on 21 July 2017

    Got to be a wind up

  • By Mrs Suzanne Shave on 26 August 2015

    Have yet to read this, but sounds exciting. It's really wonderful to be able to obtain, minority or out of print books at affordable prices.

  • By The Repton Monster on 19 July 2011

    The synopsis of this book reads as though it's a detailed analysis of the Kirkwall Scroll. In reality, the book is an in-depth read into the St. Clair/Sinclair family history. In fact, out of the 200 pages, the scroll isn't properly discussed until page 183. The majority of the book details the history and power of the family, and it's involvement with Scottish/foreign royalty and various wars.Its a hard read, mainly from the expectations created from the synopsis, and the huge amount of knowledge being shared. I won't doubt that Andrew Sinclair is a very knowlegable person, and has gone to huge lengths to research his forefathers' achievements. That said, it won't be appealing to others without a strong interest in the family history. If you want to learn about scroll, maybe look elsewhere; for the family history, this is a must read.

  • By The Observer on 10 October 2006

    I have mixed feelings about this book. My background made the title and back page blurb particularly alluring, and I approached the book with anticipation. I needed two tries at reading it to reach the end, however. First time round I managed about sixty pages and found myself baffled and growing bored. I put the book to one side, and left it for a month or two. Recently I decided to give it another go, and took it on a tour of duty where I might have less distraction to drag me away from the book. This strategy worked, and this time I did manage to reach the end. It was not an easy read, however. The title says that the book is about "The Secret Scroll" which is held in a Masonic lodge in Orkney, yet it is not until almost the end of the book that the scroll itself gets any meaningful mention. The majority of the book is taken up with the history of the Sinclair family and its links to the Knights Templar. This book is a serious historical work which presents some new theories about the Templars, but it is a difficult read, and I kept finding myself wishing the author would get to the point. Ultimately, the book didn't grab my interest and my mind kept wandering through boredom. If, however, your name is Sinclair or St. Clair, then you will find this book invaluable in learning about your family history.

  • By Guest on 12 March 2003

    This is a fascinating narrative of how the medieval Knights Templer evolved into today's various Freemason fraternities. Sinclair brings a scholarly approach to the Templers while abstaining from the wanton speculation typically associated with books on this subject. This book will be interesting reading to serious Freemasons, Mormons and any who are fascinated by the Knights Templar and their philosophies.

  • By dom on 17 October 2013

    The Secret Scroll Andrew Sinclairthis is a great book and got it for a great price, all together a thouroughly interesting read, thanx


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