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Ten most popular Templar blog posts – of all time!

This blog started way back in 2010 – and I’ve gone back and compiled the top ten most popular blog posts over the last eight years. There are some that are no longer top scoring on the views front –…

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Were the Templars linked to Robert the Bruce?

  Netflix has just launched its glossy drama on Robert the Bruce titled Outlaw King. Chris Pine is in the lead role. It’s a sympathetic characterisation of Robert compared to Mel Gibson’s hatchet job in Braveheart. But what viewers may…

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Top ten medieval battles – in the movies

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. An incredible…

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Laughing at the Middle Ages

Comedians take aim at the Middle Ages

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When Braveheart killed two Templar masters

Mel Gibson missed the chance to depict a truly epic scene in his movie Braveheart – the killing of two leading Knights Templar by his hero’s forces. And it’s something based in fact! Because both the grand master of England and the…

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