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How the murder of Thomas Becket netted the Templars a tidy sum

The murder of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, by Henry II led to a massive pay out to the Knights Templar

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Were the Knights Templar heretics?

Were the Knights Templar heretics as charged?

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The Templars and Islam – friends or enemies?

Five years ago I posted on this blog about a medieval Arab chronicler who visited a “Frankish” (crusader owned) house in Jerusalem only to find that pork had been banished and the cooks were serving up delicious eastern food. He…

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The mysterious Templar attack on the Assassins

It’s one of the great unsolved mysteries of the Crusades and one to ponder if you get bored with your family’s company over the Christmas dinner – which I am sure you will not. But just in case! The story…

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Assassin’s Creed – so did the REAL assassins hate the Templars that much?

Did the real Knights Templar hate the Assassins? The claim made in Assassin’s Creed

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Were the Templars dopeheads?

There are different theories about the relationship between the Templars and ingesting cannabis.  In the book “Green Gold: the Tree of Life, Marijuana in Magic and Religion”, it is conjectured that hashish came to Europe via the Templars as a…

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