The Templar Knight

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Descendants of Christ meet Roman emperor

The Knights Templars were allegedly established to protect the descendants of Christ who reputedly met Roman emperors to plead for protection

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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 – the apostle who went to Spain

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

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What happened to all the Jews and Muslims in medieval Spain and Portugal?

The way in which most Jews and Muslims in Spain were forced to either convert or die

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Martyred saints – and the Templars

The martyred saints that were venerated by the Knights Templar such as Saint Katherine famously strapped to a wheel

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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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The missing Templar bodies at Segovia

My visit to the Templar church in Segovia where there are empty tombs and red crosses painted on the walls

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Could the Turin Shroud be the face of a Knight Templar grand master?

The theory that the Turin Shroud does not show the face of Jesus but that of Jacques de Molay – the last Templar grand master

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The anti-mafia magistrate and a Templar plot

I reproduce below an article written a few years ago.  In the 1980s, Carlo Palermo was a brave, anti-mafia magistrate in Italy who resigned from the judiciary in the aftermath of a car bomb assassination attempt.   In the 1990s, he…

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Usury and the Knights Templar

The differences and similarities between Jewish moneylenders and the Knights Templar in the Middle Ages

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