Ok I've been researching everything I can since the announcement of Assassins Creed 3 and I found this:

The Freemason Connection

One interesting real-world historical event to note is the public death of the Knights Templar. In 1307, King Philip IV of France arrested the leaders of the Knights Templar to take possession of their wealth. During this crackdown, the last Grand Master of the Templars, Jacques de Molay, was burned at the stake. According to Assassins lore, before he met his fiery death he imparted the knowledge of the Ancients to his nine most trusted men with instructions to spread their influence throughout the world. Some historians speculate that they stayed underground until re-emerging in the 1700s as the Freemasons.

Why is this worth nothing? Prominent figures in the Freemason secret society during the American Revolution include George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Joseph Warren, and Paul Revere. From what Ubisoft has told us, Assassin’s Creed III protagonist Connor associates with both Washington and Franklin, so how this version of the Freemason history fits into the battle between the Templars and Assassins remains a mystery.

“We have a very accurate depiction of the Masons in our game, and that’s all I can say,” says lead writer Corey May.

As one of the glyphs left by Subject 16 in Assassin’s Creed II intimated, Washington eventually gained possession of an Apple of Eden.

Does this mean that... George Washington is a Templar? Maybe he actually is the Templar Mentor.... time shall tell

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