Following the fourteenth-century events known as “Friday the 13th,” did the Knights Templar strategically set the stage for their secret order’s migration to the West?
After loss of patronage from the Roman Catholic church, the Knights Templar were tortured and persecuted across Europe. While lore may have it that the secret order was stamped out, hosts Scott Wolter and Timothy Hogan suggest the Knights were, in fact, driven underground. Were the guilds who constructed cathedrals actually Masonic safe havens for the Knights’ protection? And what evidence supports the theory of a Templar voyage to the Americas with the intention of founding the New Atlantis?