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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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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 – a fiery medieval queen

Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of several fiery queens in the medieval period. Far from being wilting wallflowers, many female monarchs wielded real power. They did this in the face of men who felt women should know their place. But…

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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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