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Templar secret initiation rites

When Templars were arrested throughout France on 13th October 1307, one of the key accusations brought by the King of France, Philip the Fair, against the order was that Templar initiation rites involved denying Christ and spitting on the cross….

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Vatican secret archives on display

I hadn’t planned on a holiday to Rome this year until I found out that the Vatican has given unprecedent access to some of its vast secret archive at the Capitoline Museum in Rome. Included in this will be a…

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Were the Knights Templar really monks?

The Knights Templar are routinely referred to as ‘warrior monks’.  But were the Templars really monks in the accepted sense? In her book ‘The Templars – The Secret History Revealed’, well respected author Barbara Frale makes the point that strictly…

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