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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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The Templars – the sort of people you’d want to find on a modern campsite

The Knights Templar adhered to strict rules about tidiness and that included running a model campsite – medieval style

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Bernard of Clairvaux condemns monsters in churches!

Bernard of Clairvaux did not approve of ornamentation in churches or gaudy painting but defended simplicity

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