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Category: Templar News


Homs under siege – don’t plan a trip to Krak des Chevaliers

Sadly as I write, the city of Homs is under bombardment from government forces as Syria slowly sinks in to what looks increasingly like civil war. Many history buffs may be unaware of the city of Homs until I refer…

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The dreamy Templar castle of Almourol

Here’s something for the new year – promise yourself a visit to this very dreamy Templar castle near Lisbon in Portugal.  I think this video conveys the mystery and magic of the place.

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The real Arn – Swedish knight templar

Who was the real Arn Magnusson – the Swedish Templar? The Templar Knight blog looks at this movie in more depth

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The Cursed Crusade – is it any good?

It’s been hard for a Knights Templar fan to avoid the adverts all over the London Underground this month promoting the new video game – The Cursed Crusade A Templar knight from the 12th century must go on a crusade…

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DMV – deserted medieval villages

Here’s three initials you may be unfamiliar with – DMV. Deserted Medieval Villages are ghost hamlets that once existed but then emptied out of people and disappeared without trace for centuries. Now, thanks to modern technology, these villages are re-emerging….

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London riots – in the Middle Ages

London has a long history of riots going back hundreds of years to the Middle Ages

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Templars versus Moors – excellent re-enactment in Portugal

Every year in Santa Maria da Feira in Portugal there is a huge Templar festival called the Viagem Medieval

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Funeral effigies – how the dead appeared at their own burial

Wooden figures of the dead were often placed next to tombs – life like images of the deceased

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Top Ten movies about the Middle Ages

The top ten movies about the Middle Ages – how Hollywood has depicted the medieval period.

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Medieval Barcelona – San Jordi and the dragon

Barcelona is today the most exciting city in Spain from a cultural and economic point of view – though I have always had a big soft spot for Madrid, the capital. Not a view shared by many citizens of Barcelona…

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