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The man behind the theory of the Da Vinci Code

Before Dan Brown popularised the idea of the Templars defending the bloodline of Jesus, there was a 1980s bestseller that also promoted this theory. It was called The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail. One of its co-authors was a…

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Ten best medieval TV series – from Pillars of the Earth to Game of Thrones!

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

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London – the filthy medieval city revealed

If you live outside the United Kingdom – you may have missed this BBC series on Filthy Cities.  Literally – how filth molded many of our modern cities. This episode was about London and how after a big rise in…

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The cult of Santa Muerte claims some victims

A growing number of people in Mexico are turning to the worship of Saint Death – a figure who appears to be a combination of Catholic imagery with pre-Columbian beliefs. This blending of religious beliefs is called ‘syncretism’ and is…

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Eleanor of Aquitaine versus Pope Celestine

A new BBC programme airing now in the UK looks at the so-called She-Wolves: England’s Early Queens – these were the women who married kings of England but often wielded equal if not more power than their husbands. If you…

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Saladin the merciful – think again!

The truth about Saladin the merciful and his war against the Crusaders and Knights Templar

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The Devil’s Crown – a violent historical drama the BBC has swept under the carpet

In the 1970s, the BBC aired a very violent historical drama based in the Middle Ages called The Devil’s Crown and has been very unwilling to give it a repeat airing

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