It was the afternoon of Friday the 13Th year 1300, and people were gathered together in the square of the village church. Some people were shouting, others were stunned into silence. It was a sunny day, no clouds just a little calm wind. The King had taken seat upon one of the tower walls, which gave clear view to the church square.
The King’s loyal servants had arrested all members of the Templar Knights in the area, but his anger was foremost concentrated on the Templar Knights grand master.
Around 1295 a man named
Jacques de Molay became Grand Master of the Temple Knights. It was yet another time, which people found each their reasons for pleasing their own egos. The church had always in silence accepted the existence of the Temple Knights, actually using them when they needed them (in the name of religion in many cases). Jacques de Molay had done a lot for the different kingdom rulers, everything from defending to attacking. But his life would be doomed by the king, namely King Philip who had his own agenda.
Pope Clement V called for a meeting in the year 1305, where he wanted different Templar Knight Orders to give their ‘opinions’ but he also wanted the different Knight Grand Masters to agree upon a treaties among them and there would be further talks about a crusade…
Jacques de Molay went to France where the meeting would be held, he arrived 4 months before scheduled. It is said, that no one knows what or how he spent those 4 months before the meeting. But one thing seems very sure, that he gathered some disturbing information while being there. Jacques would hear the local rumors from the bar houses, one such rumor were that
the Templar Knights were supposed to worship the Demon called Beelzebub, this in
itsel,f could be a death sentence. The Templar Knights have never explained who or what exactly they worshipped. Jacques learned that the local people believed the Templar Knights would have sexual intercourse with Demons, these thoughts could only be coming from one place, the only one that would gain from such ignorance, which were the priests (more precise the King/Priests). Even the king seemed convinced of these fable stories, which had almost hypnotized the people of the city. Jacques de Molay could very quickly and easily see where such accusations were leading, it was a ‘witch-hunt’ now just aiming at higher ranking officers of their own military united (which
was the Knights).
Actually it was from behind the curtains, that things had taken place, for it was really the King that wanted his sole power back. The Templar Knights had all the money for maintaining their beliefs’, but the king had his eyes set on this treasure.
The 27 of June King Philip (the fair..) sent a letter to Pope Clement V, where he stated, that the Templar’s order should be in the hands of the Church, and that he and his army should be the orders ‘guardians’. There was nothing ‘Fair’ in this case, with his influence the Templar Knight were doomed.
What happened then seems to be yet another game of misleading the so-called public to ‘believe’ their versions of events.
One must wonder, what did Jacques de Molay say to the King on the 24 of June 1307?
Jacques de Molay went to the meeting in late May 1307. Philip IV (king Philip the Fair…) had his ideas planned out, but Jacques de Molay did not agree to his ideas, which were that two Orders would be joined together, and Philip IV would be their new leader/Grand Master. On June 24 of the same year, Jacques went to the king, either he was summoned there, or went by own initiative.
The rumors about the Templar Knight were spreading, and the Pope could not be ‘passive’ with such rumors. The king took great pleasure in that, and used it to his own advantage.
On Friday, October 13, 1307 Jacques de Molay was arrested in Paris.
It is said that he confessed to some of the given charges, but no one knows if this was under duress. Jacques was also forced to write a letter, telling them to do the same. Shortly after, the king and his troops started to arrest other Templar Knights.
What happened the next couple of years, seem like yet another political farce among our history records. These events lead to the quick, movement of archbishop of Sens Philippe de Marigny whom sentenced 54 Templar Knights to be burnt at the stake in 1310. Jacques de Molay sentence was life in prison.
It was the month of March, the year 1314. The flowers were coming up to see the lights, and yet another summer was in sight. People were celebrating different things, and the days went by like a swift breeze.
Jacques had not seen the lights for several months, he was confused, and time seemed like one long day, with the same torment each day. He was angry, but the lack of food and water had left him in a weaken state. He knew why he was imprisoned, and who were gaining from the injustice done towards him. The thick wooden door opened, the prison guard threw in an old jacket.
The guard shouted at Jacques, ‘Hurry up! Time to meet the King!’ Jacques de Morlay and three other prisoners were dragged to the Council of Vienne, where the King and Pope were waiting.
Jacques felt like it was a mockery of justice. As he and his two fellow knights were listening to the pope and the king speaking, they quickly realized that they were doomed. Jacques de Molay
stood up, he could not keep his feelings inside, he took his ‘confessions’ back and proclaimed them
innocent in the charges.
King Philip the so-called fair was quick to grab this given opportunity, and sent Jacques and one of his fellow Knights, to burn on the stakes.
They were executed on eve of 18 March 1314.
In 2002 a copy of the Chinon Parchment was found in the Vatican Secret Archives.
The Parchment contained the words of Pope Clement V, and it clearly identifies Jacques real killer… For in this parchment, the Pope clearly absolves Jacques de Molay and the other Templar Knights, he did so in 1308. This would mean that it was the King, which found them ‘guilty’. Connecting this to the letter that King Philip had sent to the pope earlier on, it clearly shows who set what in motion.
The king clearly wanted all the power over in his hands, and religion was a good tool of illusions which actually let the king do as he pleased.