The Templar Knight

Category: Templar History


Spies who infiltrated the Knights Templar

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

The Knights Hospitaller were once based near Alexandra Palace in north London according to a Victorian source

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The head of a crusader is stolen in Ireland

Who on earth would steal the head of a crusader – dead for many centuries? A disrespectful idiot is who! Let me tell you the story… Back in 1976, aged 12, I was taken to see the mummified body of…

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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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Medieval Girl Power and the Cathar Heresy

Medieval Girl Power was at the centre of the Cathar heresy that shook the Pope and Rome to its foundations, as Tony McMahon discovers

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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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Rosslyn – Templar Knight blog exclusive look

One wintry evening, I found myself on my own in Rosslyn chapel after the visitors had left. So – the Templar Knight blog to to investigate the secrets of this fascinating medieval place of worship. And of course – the…

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The Knights Templar – magicians or heretics?

Was the order of the Knights Templar a bunch of magicians or heretics? Tony McMahon investigates

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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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