The Templar Knight

Category: Templar History


Just how brave were the Knights Templar?

Templar expert Tony McMahon examines how loyal and brave the Knights Templar actually were in reality

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Were the Templars the first bankers in world history?

It’s often claimed that the Knights Templar were the first bankers or financiers so Tony McMahon investigates whether this is actually true

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SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Was cannibalism practised during the Crusades?

A special investigation by the Templar Knight blog into medieval allegations that human meat was eaten by soldiers during the Crusades

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How the murder of Thomas Becket netted the Templars a tidy sum

The murder of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, by Henry II led to a massive pay out to the Knights Templar

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Mogadouro – a Templar stronghold in northern Portugal

A visit to the Templar castle in Mogadouro in north east Portugal

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Does the secret Chinon parchment exonerate the Knights Templar as claimed?

Why the Chinon Parchment found in the secret Vatican archives does not exonerate the Knights Templar from the charge of heresy

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The medieval chroniclers who hated the Knights Templar

The medieval contemporaries of the Knights Templar who hated the order and criticised them

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A unique glimpse of the everyday life of the Knights Templar

Helen Nicholson talks about her book The Everyday Life of the Templars – a look at how the Templars lived and worked

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Templar hero: Gualdim Pais

The life story of Gualdim Pais – grand master of the Knight Templar in Portugal

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Templar hero: Gerard de Ridefort

Templar hero: Gerard de Ridefort – the life story of a Grand Master in Jerusalem

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