Even in the 20th century, there are accounts of people turning to cannibalism during wartime – particularly during WW2 in the Soviet Union. So perhaps we shouldn’t be massively surprised to discover that the crusaders weren’t past chomping on human flesh when the situation got truly dire. Here’s former Monty Python star and medieval history geek Terry Jones explaining exactly what happened.
Published by Tony McMahon
Broadcaster and award short-listed author. Appearances on the History Channel and UKTV talking about the Knights Templar and other popular history topics. Former BBC producer and communications consultant to the UK government. Second edition of The Battle for British Islam (Saqi Books) out in June 2018. View all posts by Tony McMahon