The story of the Grail has never been told in full. This definitive history shows how the idea of the Holy cup dated from pagan sacrifices in Babylon, Greece, the Nordic peoples and the Celts. The biblical and post-biblical accounts of the Grail continued fitfully through the Dark Ages then flowered in the early Middle Ages through the legends of King Arthur. The Knights Templar claimed to have discovered the Grail in Palestine and brought it to Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland. Throughout the middle Ages many artefacts surfaced which were claimed as the Grail. Andrew Sinclair traces the histories of these various artefacts and assesses their varied claims; the Glastonbury bronze bowl, the Saint Elizabeth Cup from Egypt, the wooden cup from Nanteos in North Wales, the emerald bowl owned by Napoleon, the precious metal Grail said to be hidden in Rosslyn Chapel and sought there by Rudolf Hess.