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Templars/Crusades and HR

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Wed July 7th, 2010, 3:37 pm

[quote=""Michy""]So now the half-headed cover thing has extended to men, too, huh? And the way they have him dressed looks so ridiculous! :p [/quote]

Oh, I must go and put this one on the "Dude, where's my forehead" list at goodreads.
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Post by Michy » Wed July 7th, 2010, 3:51 pm

That is hilarious! The caption possibilities are endless.....

"Hey! That Saracen dude just blew my head off!"

"Look, Mom! No brains!"

"What do you mean you don't provide tailoring services? You don't really expect me to wear this ill-fitting thing out on the battlefield, do you?!"

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Post by Misfit » Wed July 7th, 2010, 4:17 pm

Nice job. I read another book in this series by the author and it was beyond silly even for a romance. Library did buy a few copies but I'm not willing to put myself through it again.
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Post by Madeleine » Wed July 7th, 2010, 4:29 pm

[quote=""Michy""]So now the half-headed cover thing has extended to men, too, huh? And the way they have him dressed looks so ridiculous! :p [/quote]

Welcome to our world guys! :p
Currently reading "The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper & "The Christmas Egg" by Mary Kelly

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Post by Michy » Wed July 7th, 2010, 4:51 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Nice job. I read another book in this series by the author and it was beyond silly even for a romance. Library did buy a few copies but I'm not willing to put myself through it again.[/quote]

Just goes to show that sometimes you can judge a book by its cover.....

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Post by Ken » Wed July 7th, 2010, 5:09 pm

[quote=""Michy""]So now the half-headed cover thing has extended to men, too, huh? And the way they have him dressed looks so ridiculous! :p [/quote]

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!!!!!!!!

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Post by chuck » Fri July 9th, 2010, 8:15 pm

As I recall Templar Knights had no Real property and were sworn to strict celibacy....and must wear beards.....Oh yeah....did not believe in personal hygiene......and what the heck is that thing he is wearing?...He looks more like a Greek/Roman in a bad banquet Toga.....

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Post by Michy » Sat July 10th, 2010, 12:12 am

[quote=""chuck""]....did not believe in personal hygiene......[/quote]

Hmmmmmm.... nice. I can just imagine what a gathering of Templars must have smelled like...... :eek: Perhaps that's the REAL secret to how they protected all the valuables that were entrusted to them. Nothing was stolen because nobody wanted to come near them!!! LOL
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Post by chuck » Sat July 10th, 2010, 5:10 am

Ever been in a Men's Locker Room after summer football practice....Just like hanging out with 40 Templars....

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Post by Doug » Mon August 2nd, 2010, 9:47 pm

That cover is hysterical!

Beyond the celibacy issue, didn't the Church prohibit marriages between Christian crusaders and Saracen women back then, unless the woman converted (perhaps at the point of a sword)? Though marriage may be far from this guy's thoughts...

Doug

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