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Category: Templar History


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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Constantinople – glorious capital of the Byzantine empire!

A visit to Istanbul – once called Constantinople and capital of the Byzantine Empire

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Ten most popular Templar blog posts – of all time!

This blog started way back in 2010 – and I’ve gone back and compiled the top ten most popular blog posts over the last eight years. There are some that are no longer top scoring on the views front –…

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Waltham Abbey – the stormy history of a medieval church!

This week, in the English wintry sun, I visited a church packed with history – Waltham Abbey. It’s located in the county of Essex, just 15 minutes by train out of London. The church is famous for including the grave…

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Christmas – eight hundred years ago!

What was a medieval Christmas really like? Templar expert Tony McMahon investigates Christmas in the Middle Ages

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Knights Templar – your Google search terms reviewed!

The most popular Google search terms used when seeking information on the Knights Templar

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Is Knight Templar bravery a myth?

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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