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Templar hero: André de Montbard

Who was André de Montbard – fifth Grand Master of the Knights Templar?

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Tomar – filming with the History Channel on a Templar quest

I have just returned from a very Templar themed holiday in Portugal! SPOILER FREE! I’m not going to give away one tiny morsel of the thrilling documentary on the Templars that the History Channel is planning to accompany its Templar…

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The Dark Truths of the Templars – watch me on TV expose some secrets

I will be appearing as a guest several times in a special edition of Forbidden History devoted to exposing the secrets of the Knights Templar. Presented by Jamie Theakston and broadcast on UKTV/Yesterday TV, Forbidden History asks the questions you…

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Ten best medieval TV series

Ten best TV series about the Knights Templar or the Middle Ages

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Battle wounds in the Middle Ages

                                                    I’ve just returned from a trip to the northern English city of York –…

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Top ten medieval battles – in the movies

Here are ten movies with great medieval battles! The first is the Battle of Montgisard in 1177 where the leper king of Jerusalem Baldwin IV managed to defeat a numerically superior Saracen force. Here’s how the movie Arn portrayed it….

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Top baddies of the Middle Ages!

    Here they are – the TOP baddies of the Middle Ages! KING JOHN OF ENGLAND Took on the barons and lost, then made to sign Magna Carta Excommunicated by the Pope Mislaid the crown jewels in a marshy…

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The Battle for Acre – disaster for the Knights Templar

In 2012, I visited the ancient town of Acre in modern Israel (now called Akko). It’s still dominated by the castle built by the Knights Templar and underneath this might medieval construction is a secret tunnel – its purpose still…

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Priests who kill – was it unusual for men of God to fight in the Middle Ages?

We look back to the Knights Templar and it’s odd from our modern standpoint to see men of God dressed in full battle gear off to slay the enemy. Aren’t priests and bishops supposed to be advocates of peace? Well,…

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