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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?

The Knights Templar have been accused of being gnostic and Templar expert Tony McMahon investigates

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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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Were the medieval Assassins the precursors of ISIS in the 21st century?

Was the medieval cult of the Assassins a precursor to the 21st century terrorists of ISIS or Daesh?

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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 may not be true

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Did the Templars bring cannabis to Europe via the Assassins?

The theory that the Knights Templar brought cannabis to Europe via their contact with the Assassins

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