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Friday 13th – unlucky to be a Templar

Is there any truth that the Templars were arrested on Friday the 13th and that is why the day is deemed to be unlucky? Friday the 13th and the Templars Well, the story has it that on this day –…

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May Day British Morris Dancing – an old tradition

Lost in the mists of the Middle Ages if not the Saxon times before are the curious traditions of May Day in England.  One of these is something called Morris Dancing and a group of them performed in central London…

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Knights Templar pub in London

The Knights Templar pub on Chancery Lane in London is near where I work and I was there last night.  It’s actually situated in between where the original Templar preceptory was (near Chancery Lane tube station under a modern edifice…

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Medieval dancing re-enacted

Here’s a group of medieval dancers I came across on my travels last year.  Strictly speaking the period dress is post-Templar, I’d say 15th century but I’m happy to be put right by historical fashion experts.

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Eurabia is nothing new – Arab Europe 1,000 years ago

Islam has long been present in Europe with countries like Spain and Portugal having once been part of the caliphate

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Knights Templar spring up in Mexico

A gang in Mexico that calls itself the Knights Templar but actually just trades in narcotics and murders people senselessly

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More on the Templars and chess

Well – my posting on the Templars playing chess (scroll down a bit to find it) was popular and one comment from Cairo was so good that I want to share it as a separate post – so over to…

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Caves as sacred spaces – even to the Knights Templar

The Knights Templar are often associated with caves. Underground chambers are believed by some to have been the venue for secret initiation rites. In 2017, I was filmed for a History channel programme Buried in the Templar citadel of Tomar in Portugal…

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Ironclad – teaser trailer

A quick look at Ironclad the movie

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The anti-mafia magistrate and a Templar plot

I reproduce below an article written a few years ago.  In the 1980s, Carlo Palermo was a brave, anti-mafia magistrate in Italy who resigned from the judiciary in the aftermath of a car bomb assassination attempt.   In the 1990s, he…

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