Looking for Templars by Brno ~ G. Michael Vasey

Reblogged from The Magical World of G. Michael Vasey:

Another term I had never entered into Google along with my location was ‘Templar’. Imagine my surprise and delight to find yet again that the Templars had been located very close to Brno! Apparently, the Templars entered Bohemia in 1231 during the reign of King Wenceslas 1 (Yes – the one who looked out on the feast of Stephen!) first establishing ‘Jerusalem’ in Prague.  Later, by 1248, they had established themselves in Moravia at Čekovice near Brno and by 1250 at Jamolice also near to Brno. How did I never know this?

At the earliest opportunity, I was off to visit one of the sites – I chose Jamolice as it happens and the ruins of the Templar Castle – Templstejn. Unfortunately, I didn’t have too much time and was dragging my reluctant daughter with me so this would just be a quick recce trip to prepare for a longer one in better weather (-1 and snowing!). As we set out and I entered it into the GPS, I realized that this site was on the banks of the River Jihlava – the same as the ancient convent of Rosa Coeli at Dolní Kounice – interesting huh?

St. Peter and St. Paul – Reznovice

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4 Responses to Looking for Templars by Brno ~ G. Michael Vasey

  1. Thank you for this very interesting posting. Its not far away from me, but – shame on me – never before heared or read about. Michael

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  2. Reblogged this on Archer's Aim and commented:
    Templars in Bohemia. A nice bit of history…

    Liked by 1 person

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