Official blog of author John Paul Davis

Hello and welcome to The Unknown Templar - the official blog of author John Paul Davis.

By visiting this site, you will not only discover more about me as a writer, but also obtain a unique insight into some of the most probing mysteries that history has to offer.

What really became of the Knights Templar in 1307?

Who was the real Robin Hood?

What was the true story behind the infamous Guy Fawkes, celebrated every year for his failed attempts to bring down the government of James I?

As regular visitors will no doubt have noticed, the website is currently undergoing something of a transformation. This will remain ongoing. I will be updating, and improving, the content periodically, so please check back from time to time.

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Lost Civil War

Castles of England

NEW RELEASES 31 July and 30 August

I'm delighted to announce the release of 2 works of non-fiction.

OUT NOW! King John, Henry III and England's Lost Civil War looks at how the actions of two very different kings both threatened and created the English way of life.

The book is available in hardback and eBook from Pen&Sword. Readers can purchase their copy Here

UK readers can purchase the book on Amazon Here

US readers can pre-order it Here

Release date 30 August

Castles of England will explore the evolution of the castle in England and the many stories that occurred within the walls.

This will be accompanied by the return of The White Hart.

Hidden History

I'm delighted to announce that A Hidden History of the Tower of London: England's Most Notorious Prisoners, is a US Top 350 Bestseller, as well as #1 in 3 categories.

To buy the book directly from Pen&Sword, click here.

To purchase the book on Amazon, UK customers click here.

US customers here.

For more on the Tower, check out my articles for Dan Snow's HistoryHit Here


The Excalibur Code

I'm delighted to announce that my latest thriller, Book 3 in the White Hart series, The Excalibur Code, is now available to download on kindle.

As a special offer, the book will be £0.99/$1.49 for the first few months. It is also free to read for subscribers of Kindle Unlimited.

UK customers can download their copy here. US here...