The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail - WikipediaThe novel, Holy Blood, Holy Grail , begins as a simple assignment to find out what a country priest in France discovered that made him, among other things, suddenly wealthy. The assignment, however, turns into a discovery beyond all expectation. The authors exhaustively research their topic and find it impossible not to follow a path that will lead them to an explosive conclusion, one with the potential to astonish all of Christianity. As suggested by the book's jacket, this book is destined to be one of the most talked about books not only of the decade, but also of the century. One of the authors, Henry Lincoln, worked for the BBC and was given the assignment of uncovering the truth behind a country priest's sudden accumulation of wealth during the late seventeenth century. As Lincoln researched the subject, he became aware of many secrets hidden in this priest's story that kept bringing him back to the legendary order of the Knights Templar. Lincoln then enlisted the help of Richard Leigh and Michael Baigent, both experts in the subjects of history and the Knights Templar, specifically.
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Holy Blood, Holy Grail
Look Inside. Feb 21, Minutes Buy. Jan 06, ISBN Dec 18, ISBN Feb 21, Minutes. Is the traditional, accepted view of the life of Christ in some way incomplete? According to the authors of this extraordinarily provocative, meticulously researched book, not only are these things possible — they are probably true!
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The paperback version was first published in by Corgi books. A sequel to the book, called The Messianic Legacy ,  was originally published in The original work was reissued in an illustrated hardcover version with new material in In The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail , the authors put forward a hypothesis that the historical Jesus married Mary Magdalene , had one or more children, and that those children or their descendants emigrated to what is now southern France. Once there, they intermarried with the noble families that would eventually become the Merovingian dynasty , whose special claim to the throne of France is championed today by a secret society called the Priory of Sion.
What they found, researched with the tenacity and attention to detail that befits any great quest, is a tangled and intricate story of politics and faith that reads like a mystery novel. It is the story of the Knights Templar, and a behind-the-scenes society called the Prieure de Sion, and its involvement in reinstating descendants of the Merovingian bloodline into political power. The authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail assert that their explorations into early history ultimately reveal that Jesus may not have died on the cross, but lived to marry and father children whose bloodline continues today. The authors' point here is not to compromise or to demean Jesus, but to offer another, more complete perspective of Jesus as God's incarnation in man. The power of this secret, which has been carefully guarded for hundreds of years, has sparked much controversy.