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Battle of Hattin – disaster for the Knights Templar

The Battle of Hattin was a disaster for the crusaders and the Knights Templar leading to the eventual loss of Jerusalem as Tony McMahon discovers

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Templar armour explained – head gear

What did a Templar wear on his head when going into battle? The fact is that the helmet worn by the knights changed over the centuries starting as something more Norman in character and ending up with the big sugar-loaf…

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Braveheart versus the Knights Templar!

Here’s a Knights Templar fact you never knew about the movie Braveheart. In one of the Scottish hero’s biggest military clashes – two Knight Templar grand masters were killed! Mel Gibson missed the chance to depict a truly epic scene…

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Knight roasted to death in his armour

Pity Sir Edmund Springhouse who was roasted in his own armour while fighting the French – a typical horror of medieval warfare

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Were women allowed to join the Templars?

If women were allowed to join the Knights Templar – it remains a mystery what role they played in the order

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