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Templar hero: Gerard de Ridefort

Templar hero: Gerard de Ridefort – the life story of a Grand Master in Jerusalem

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Leprosy – a disease that terrified the medieval world!

Templar expert Tony McMahon investigates how the leprosy pandemic terrified the medieval world and led to victims being excluded from mainstream society

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Templar treasure hidden at Gisors in France?

One of the greatest mysteries relating to the Knights Templar is whether the order discovered some form of treasure in Jerusalem that would offer an explanation for their fabulous wealth. And was that treasure hidden, as has been alleged, at…

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Bethlehem – my visit and my photos!

We all know Bethlehem, birth place of Jesus. Clearly to the Templars and crusaders, capturing Bethlehem in 1099 had huge spiritual significance. Like the rest of the Levant, it had been taken by Muslim armies from the control of the…

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Battle of Montgisard – leper king anniversary

A look back at how the Knights Templar delivered a stunning victory at the battle of Montgisard

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