The Templar Knight

Category: Templar History


How the Templars became the Order of Christ

How the Knights Templar survived in Portugal by changing their name

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Why Pope Clement V crushed the Knights Templar

Tony McMahon visited Avignon, the French city where Pope Clement V lived – the pope who crushed the Knights Templar in 1307

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August 2017 – my Templar quest in Portugal!

The Templar Knight blog loves to visit Portugal every year and see the Templar stronghold of Tomar and visit the Viagem Medieval in Santa Maria da Feira

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Pope Urban II – architect of the Crusades

Meet Pope Urban II – architect of the Crusades. In 1095, His Holiness resolved to launch a new kind of war against forces in the Middle East he believed threatened Christianity. The Byzantine emperor had sent him a desperate letter…

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How was medieval Easter celebrated?

Medieval Easter was way more important than Easter is today. Two reasons. One was the celebration of the resurrection of Christ and the other was the rebirth of the countryside. In feudal rural societies – never far from starvation –…

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The Templars – the mystery of their first ten years!

The first ten years of the Knights Templar is shrouded in mystery as Tony McMahon discovers

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The Templars and Islam – friends or enemies?

When the Knights Templar were put on trial – they were accused of being too close to the Saracens. It was inferred that they were essentially in league with Islam. Though this may seem crazy, there is evidence that the…

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King Philip of France – liar, bully and spin doctor

King Philip of France was a liar, bully and spin doctor and he brought all these skills into play when taking down the Knights Templar

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Smear campaign that led to the Templar downfall

Philip the Fair issued orders to arrest every Templar knight but what exactly were the charges and why did he take such action?

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The Knights Templar versus the medieval chroniclers

The Knights Templar got a terrible write up from medieval chroniclers like Walter Map and William of Tyre

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