Art and Book Review

"God Speed" or "A Lady's Favor"
Edmund B. Leighton 1853-1922
(This print may be purchased at a reasonable price at










The maiden ties her colors
on the arm of her
favorite knight
as he leaves for war.





Jacques de Molay, last grand master of the Knights Templar, was burned at the stake in Paris in 1314. Legend says that as the flames grew higher, he shouted out a curse on King Philip IV and Pope Clement V, calling for them to meet him before the throne of God to answer for their crimes against the Crusading order of the Knights of the Temple. They both joined him in death within the year.

Dungeon, Fire and Sword is a good book for all
who enjoy a well-written, well-researched story of
stupidity, greed, barbarity, unspeakable cruelty,
deception, fraud, treachery and sanctimony....
John J. Robinson has written a fascinating
history of an incredible time.
-The Washington Times

Long on enthusiasm and colorful narrative... 
it is high adventure
-The New York Times Book Review