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Category: Templar News


The fight over the body of King Richard III

Leicester and York vied to bury the remains of King Richard III and in the end Leicester, where his body was found, prevailed

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You could own a Templar commanderie

I was contacted today by a real estate agent asking if any of you would be interested in buying a genuine 12th century Templar commanderie in France – the idyllic Dordogne to be exact. READ MORE: Were the Templars the…

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Me in Petra last week – more on Petra to come!

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Were bombs used in the Crusades?

I have just returned from a ten day visit to Jordan – a country with an amazing history sandwiched between Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Over the next few blog posts, I’m going to share the incredible…

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My visit to medieval Florence in 2007 – a photo gallery

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Historic Tomar to host its first Templar festival

Tomar is a beautiful Templar town in Portugal where the order held out after being crushed throughout Europe. On top of a hill overlooking the winding streets of the medieval town is a Templar ‘charola’ or octagonal church built like…

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Richard III in Leicester

I was in Leicester last week and came across this statue of Richard III who was killed at the Battle of Bosworth nearby. His skeleton has recently been discovered under a car park, as I blogged previously.

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Bits of a Roman bath in a medieval English church

Sometimes a historical site can be initially very confusing and making sense of it requires a little bit of detective work. I was in Leicester – in central England – last week. It’s a city that was hugely important in…

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Easter – ten things you never knew

Or maybe you do know some of these things – but just in case: Easter is a moveable feast that is always on the first Sunday following the Paschal Full Moon.  However, the date of that full moon is determined…

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Secret crypts found under a British cathedral

Restorers have stumbled upon nine secret crypts under the remains of Coventry cathedral in the Midlands. In September, 2011, cracks had appeared in the remains of the medieval church and since then the walls had been supported by rather unsightly…

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