It was quite unlucky for the Knight Templars in France on October 13, 1307 A.D. with the arrest of the Grand Master, De Molay in Paris. The king of France was short on money, the Templars had it, so he decided to simply destroy the Order, with the help of an eaisly directed pope.
Short story, the Order was destroyed in France, while thoseTemplars who escaped, were welcomed into the various armies of near-by countries, mainly, England and Scotland.(refer to Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland for some interesting info. as well as the book "Holy Blood,Holy Grail").