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RESEARCH RESULTS: What fascinates YOU about the Knights Templar!

Tony McMahon looks at what fascinates people about the Knights Templar including the bloodline of Jesus and their reputed treasure

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The Chinon parchment – a papal exoneration of the Knights Templar?

Why the Chinon Parchment found in the secret Vatican archives does not exonerate the Knights Templar from the charge of heresy

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Friday 13th and the end of the Knights Templar

It’s one of those weeks again when a Friday 13th occurs and our thoughts turn to the Knights Templar. So why is the 13th so significant? On the morning of Friday 13th October 1307, a huge dawn raid saw Templars…

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Who was Jacques de Molay – last Templar Grand Master?

Everybody knows that Friday the 13th is unlucky because it was the day that Jacques de Molay and the last Knights Templar were rounded up and imprisoned by King Philip of France. De Molay would eventually be burnt to death…

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Les Rois Maudits – A Cursed Monarchy

Les Rois Maudits is a French television series that looks at why King Philip of France arrested the Knights Templar

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Friday 13th – unlucky to be a Templar

Well, the story has it that on this day – Friday 13th – the order went out from the King of France to arrest all Knights Templar including the Grand Master Jacques de Molay.  King Philip (the Fair or ‘le Bel’ in…

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Why did King Philip of France crush the Templars?

King Philip of France, as depicted in Knightfall, crushed the Templars because he was short of money

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