- Words: 1850
- Length: 6 Pages
- Topic: Mythology - Religion
- Paper #: 7496908
Not all the Knights perished, however. Some, still in the Holy Land, never returned to Europe. Others escaped, and some even joined other Holy Orders. The Order did mount a powerful defense, and in fear the men might gain public sympathy, the French government executed 54 of them by publicly burning them at the stake.
A few were found innocent, and these men received pensions. Some were punished by remaining