The Templar Knight

Category: Templar History


Why did King Philip of France crush the Templars?

King Philip of France, as depicted in Knightfall, crushed the Templars because he was short of money

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Templars and the ‘white slave trade’

The disturbing truth that the Knights Templar appear to have traded in slaves

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Templar Curse of Segovia

The Templar church at Segovia in Spain is dedicated to the True Cross and there is a story of a curious curse put by the knights on the local crows

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The day a Pope gave the Templars a big thumbs up

How the papacy gave the Knights Templar official recognition making the knights answerable only to Rome

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Usury and the Knights Templar

The differences and similarities between Jewish moneylenders and the Knights Templar in the Middle Ages

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The power of saints relics in the Middle Ages

What was the power behind saints’ relics in the Middle Ages?

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Templar bankers – thwarting Robin Hood

How did the Knights Templar make it harder for men like Robin Hood to rob the rich by operating a sophisticated financial system?

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Last French king imprisoned in Templar fortress

The Paris Temple ended up being the final prison for King Louis XVI before he was executed – an act often construed as the last vengeance of the Knights Templar

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Violence and murder created the Knights Templar

Templar expert Tony McMahon looks at the climate of violence and mayhem that led up to the formation of the Knights Templar in 1118

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How the Knights Templar came to be in Ireland

There were Knights Templar in Ireland and they prospered for a while until, like everywhere else, they were imprisoned and put on trial

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