Did the Knights Templar curse 14th century Europe? And what happened to them after the order was disbanded?
Evelyn Lord is course director of the Master of Studies of Local and Regional History at the Universityof Cambridge, and staff tutor in local history. She has published widely on local history in academic and popular journals. Her latest paper compares the way in which the Templars farmed their land in Hertfordshire with other ecclesiastical and secular landlords. Her books include DerbyPast, Investigating the Twentieth Century: A Local Historian's Guide to Sources, The Knights Templar in Britain(Longman)and The Stuarts' Secret Army (Longman). Her interest in the Templars comes from leading field trips to Denny Abbey in Cambridgeshire; one of the Templars' hospitals in England.