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Your Day of Judgment has arrived – medieval style

In English medieval churches, it’s now almost impossible to imagine the walls as they once were – covered in lurid depictions of the Day of Judgment and hell fire for the sinful.  During the Protestant Reformation, church walls were whitewashed,…

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John the Baptist and the Knights Templar

The Knights Templar may have been exposed to many heretical views in the east including the Johannite heresy that venerated John the Baptist above Jesus Christ

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Were the Knights Templar illiterate?

There is a widespread belief that the Knights Templar were illiterate but Tony McMahon argues that this makes no sense when you look at their history

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Descendants of Christ meet Roman emperor

The Roman historian Eusebius claims that a group of Desposyni – the descendants of Christ – met the Emperor Domitian as Tony McMahon investigates

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Templars and sodomy – were the knights really gay?

The Templars are often accused of being gay or more particularly sodomites but this may have been a propaganda slur

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Saint James – an apostle in Spain?

How Saint James became the patron saint of crusaders and his shrine at Santiago de Compostela

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Inquisition hunts down Christian converts

Christian converts from Judaism and Islam may have hoped to avoid the Spanish Inquisition but the 1506 Lisbon massacre proved otherwise

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Christian saints based on pagans

Templar expert Tony McMahon looks at how the lives of Christian saints were often based on pagan heroes and deities worshipped for centuries before

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The Knights of Malta seen in Baghdad – apparently!

The Knights Templar have provided a feeding frenzy for conspiracy theorists for centuries. So, it’s kind of refreshing to see another religious military order – the Knights of Malta – getting the same treatment. I joke, of course. Allegations about…

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Templar Curse of Segovia

The Templar church at Segovia in Spain is dedicated to the True Cross and there is a story of a curious curse put by the knights on the local crows

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