Many people consider Friday the 13th an unlucky day. This fear of Friday the 13th began due to events that transpired in France on Friday, October 13th in the year 1307. The events of that day being so terrible, they have carried forth a superstitious fear of the day 700 hundred years.
So what happened on Friday, October 13th 1307?
King Phillip the Fair of France in collusion with Pope Clement V and The Knights Hospitallers betrayed The Knights Templar. King Phillip and Pope Clement V lured the leader of the order, Jacques de Molay, to Paris under the guise of friendship and at dawn on Friday, October 13th ordered all of The Knights of Templar arrested on fictitious charges of heresy. The Knights Templar were then tortured by the Dominican Friars, made famous by the tactics they employed during and after The Spanish Inquisition, into making false confessions.
As the following years passed; many were killed and maimed during the torture and still others were burned at the stake. The remaining Knights Templar through out Europe were forced into hiding as their capture meant certain death by the most painful means of the day.
This betrayal of the innocent order of The Knights Templar was so socially impact full that the date of it is still remembered today and while the reason for its remembrance may be unknown to many, it is now known to you.
To the Fallen Knights I say Rest in Peace knowing your Brethren still walk upon this Earth.
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