The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail
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Holy Blood and the Holy Grail by Richard Leigh
Book DescriptionA nineteenth century French priest discovers something in his mountain village at the foot of The Pyrenees, which enables him to amass and spend a fortune of millions of pounds. The tale seems to begin with buried treasure and then turns into an unprecedented historical detective story - a modern Grail quest leading back through cryptically coded parchments, secret societies, the Knights Templar, the Cathar heretics of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries and a dynasty of obscure French kings deposed more than 1,300 years ago. The author's conclusions are persuasive: at the core is not material riches, but a secret - a secret of explosive and controversial proportions, which radiates out from the little Pyrenees village all the way to contemporary politics and the entire edifice of the Christian faith. It involves nothing less than...the Holy Grail.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099503095
(178mm x 110mm x 36mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Richard Leigh
Michael Baigent graduated from Christchurch University, New Zealand. Richard Leigh followed up his degree from Tufts University, Boston, with postgraduate studies at the University of Chicago and Stony Brook New York State University. They are co-authors of The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail, The Messianic Legacy and The Temple and the Lodge. Henry Lincoln has been a writer for over twenty-five years, having produced more than 100 television scripts, as well as a body of poetry. He has lectured extensively, and is best known for the presentation of his own programmes on BBC television.
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