Some thirty years ago, Henry Lincoln first learnt about a strange mystery set in the tiny French village of Rennes-Le-Chateau where a secretive and flamboyant priest, Berenger Sauniere, became fabulously rich after finding some ancient documents in his church. Thus became Henry Lincolns trail to discover the truth behind his unexplained wealth. Three BBC television documentaries followed, culminating in the publication of the worldwide bestseller THE HOLY BLOOD AND THE HOLY GRAIL in which a hypothesis was put forward that perhaps the priest had stumbled across a fact known only to the initiates of a secret society the Priory of Sion. Here was a secret that seemed to turn history on its head. Is it possible that Jesus was married? Did he father a blood line which still survives today. The mystery also seemed to involve the Knight Templars and their fabled treasure. Clue after amazing clue was uncovered by the author and, in KEY TO THE SACRED PATTERN, he sets down for the first time the dramatic and entertaining story of his search. Henry Lincoln presents the unarguable facts behind this strange and gripping mystery far older than Christ and stretching back into an undreamt past.
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Henry Lincoln is a highly-respected historian and broadcaster. His previous books include the worldwide bestselling THE HOLY BLOOD AND THE HOLY GRAIL.From Booklist :
Since 1972, Lincoln has made a career out of exposing the secret of a small village in the Pyrenees. The secret seems to have changed since Lincoln, a television writer, first began his investigation. Originally, it was about a lost treasure. In the book Holy Blood, Holy Grail (1982), the secret was that Jesus survived the Crucifixion and escaped with Mary Magdalene to France, where they had children. Now the secret has something to do with what Lincoln calls "structured landscapes": equidistant geographical points that, when plotted on paper, form pentacles. Although he's not exactly sure what this means, he proposes that it proves the ancients had much more sophisticated measurement abilities than previously thought. If this were the whole book, readers, especially those not schooled in geometry, would lose interest fast. Fortunately, most of Lincoln's story is about how he came to uncover the mysteries of Rennes-le-Chateau and some of the adventures and misadventures he's had along the way. Fans of the popular Holy Blood, Holy Grail will probably devour this, but others may think the real mystery is, How does Lincoln keep twisting the topic into new books? Ilene Cooper
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