The Templar Knight

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Were the Templars the first bankers in world history?

It’s often claimed that the Knights Templar were the first bankers or financiers so Tony McMahon investigates whether this is actually true

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Templar banking – wasn’t that sinful?

Christians in the Middle Ages were discouraged from moneylending but Templar banking flew in the face of all that with the knights becoming very rich

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Knights Templar invented bank cheques – or not?

Contrary to what many think the Knights Templar did not invent the bank cheque – but they certainly popularised its use

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Usury and the Knights Templar

The differences and similarities between Jewish moneylenders and the Knights Templar in the Middle Ages

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