The Templar Knight

Category: Templar History


Revenge of the Templars – what happened to the body of their chief enemy?

The Basilica of St Denis was the last resting place of the Kings and Queens of France – until they were exhumed in the French Revolution as Tony McMahon discovered

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Celebrating murder at Christmas – a true story!

The murder of Thomas Becket was celebrated on the fifth day of Christmas to remember his killing in the year 1170 as Tony McMahon discovers

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Templars accused of pollution and dumping

The Knights Templar were accused of pollution and dumping in 1306 by the Earl of Lincoln as Tony McMahon discovers

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Did the Pope try to save the Knights Templar?

Pope Clement V tried to save the Knights Templar but found himself up against King Philip of France who got his way as Tony McMahon discovers

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The mystery of the Templars and the magical cord

The Knights Templar were accused of worshipping a magical cord that proved they were influenced by Islam or the Cathars as Tony McMahon discovers

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Spies who infiltrated the Knights Templar – the so-called “moles”

Tony McMahon looks at evidence that the Knights Templar were infiltrated by spies sent in by the King of France

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The Knights Hospitaller in north London

All the time I’m discovering places where the Knights Templar and the Knights Hospitaller had bases of operation in England. Today, I had a big surprise. On the site of Alexandra Palace in north London, the Knights Hospitaller once had…

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Recent theft of the head of a crusader

Back in 1976, aged 12, I was taken to see the mummified body of a crusader at the church of Saint Michan’s in Dublin, Ireland, The decayed corpse was in the crypt of an ancient church lying in an opened…

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Tune in to my podcast on the Knights Templar!

I have just appeared in two episodes of the Diggin’ Oak Island podcast – click on that title and you should be transported to the relevant episodes. If not – put this in your browser http://www.digginoakisland.com/ and proceed to episodes…

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Women heretics at the time of the Knights Templar

Women are often seen as playing a passive role in great political and religious movements – but nothing could be further from the truth – even in the Middle Ages! Because it was some very powerful and resourceful females who…

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