The Templar Knight

Category: Templar History


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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Bernardo Gui – inquisitor at the time of the Knights Templar

The BBC is broadcasting a new TV series based on The Name of the Rose – a fantastic novel by the late Italian author Umberto Eco. It tells the story of a Franciscan friar, William of Baskerville, who visits an…

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Investigating Rosslyn chapel on my own at night – a Templar exclusive!

In January 2019, I filmed in Rosslyn chapel for America Unearthed – a historical investigative series on Discovery’s Travel channel presented by Scott Wolter. After the production crew had packed up for the evening, I decided to roam around Rosslyn…

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The Knights Templar – magicians or heretics?

If you look at the charges brought against the Knights Templar during their trials between 1307 and 1314, it’s difficult for the modern mind to make out whether they were being accused of undermining the church with false belief or…

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Did most people think the Templars were guilty?

In 1307, arrest warrants were issued for the Knights Templar from the King of France on charges of heresy, sodomy and conspiracy. This led to the trial over a seven year period of many knights including the leaders of the…

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What was in the Knight Templar rule book?

Templar expert Tony McMahon reveals the Rule book of the Knights Templar and how it covered everything from eating to praying

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Passion relics of the crucifixion discovered!

The Knights Templar were often said to be on a hunt for the passion relics of Jesus including the Holy Grail

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Templar head worship – did the knights venerate skulls?

Tony McMahon investigates whether the Knights Templar worshipped a head as they were accused of in their trial

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The defleshing of bodies in the Crusades – why was it done?

Templar expert Tony McMahon investigates the defleshing of bodies in the Crusades – a process called excarnation

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Where was Jacques de Molay executed?

Tony McMahon searches for the exact spot where Templar grand master Jacques de Molay was executed in Paris

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