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Knights Templar farm opens in England

Saddlescombe is a Templar farm that shows us how the knights made money from farming to finance the crusades

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Templar armour – armor explained – horse coverings

So what do you cover a horse with – particularly one bearing a Templar knight?  Let’s have a look at that horse… The large cloth covering is called a ‘caparison’.   The premium war horse was a destier while a rouncey…

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Templar armour – armor explained – cloaks

So what did a Templar wear over his armour?   Let’s look at a Templar on horseback and work out what he’s got on. OK – we see the white mantle that distinguished Templar knights on the battlefield.  Templar serjeants wore…

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Templar armour – armor explained – head gear

Let’s do a head to foot tour of what a Templar knight would have worn as I notice from your Google searches that this is something many of you are interested in.  Here is a waxwork I encountered on my…

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Knight roasted to death in his armour

The horror for medieval knights of being roasted to death in their metal armour

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The Worst Jobs in the Middle Ages

Especially for those of you outside of the UK who have never seen this series – it’s essential viewing.  Tony Robinson is something of a pop historian with a particular interest in what ordinary people were doing at different stages…

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