Not exactly. It has been known since the time of the Templars that the charges were trumped-up by King Phillip for his financial gaines and false confessions were extracted by torture.
The document recently found is a transcript of the trial. It will be issued as a book, with 799 copies printed. The document was known earlier, but apparently misfiled in the archives at some point.
“Considered forerunners” by whom??? Dan Brown?
The Templars are in NO WAY a “forerunner” of the Freemasons. They have nothing in common at all. The Freemasons began using some of the symbols that had been used by the Templars-- that does not make the Templars the forerunner of the Freemasons.
No, they are not.
You’ve been reading some fancy fiction, it seems.