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How would a Knight Templar celebrate Christmas?

Christmas. What’s not to like? The decorations, pudding, cake, fir tree decked with lights, Santa Claus and his little elves. Now imagine a Christmas without any of these things. Then you’re getting closer to Yuletide at the time of the…

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Terrorists endanger Templar sites

The news that Karak castle in Jordan had been attacked by members of the so-called Islamic State is horrifying and shocking. Much worse that a Canadian tourist, Linda Vatcher, was killed in the skirmish along with members of the Jordanian…

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The incredible medieval stories depicted in a railway station

In the magnificent entrance hall of the Sao Bento station in Porto, northern Portugal, is a display in painted tiles of key scenes in medieval history from that country. It’s an amazing riot of historical kitsch that has visitors to…

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Christmas: Medieval crib of the baby Jesus

I’m not sure the nuns or lay women who owned this object around 1400 really thought this was the crib of Jesus. It was a popular devotional object for those entering a convent and this crib probably comes from modern…

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Christmas: The Visitation – a medieval depiction

This is one of a series of Christmas posts showing medieval depictions of the birth of Christ and an insight into how a Knight Templar might have celebrated the season. So here goes with The Visitation – the event sacred…

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Christmas at the Tower of London

These revelers partied at the Tower of London one recent Christmas and filmed their feasting. They partied, as they themselves confessed, like it was 1284. All very silly…

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

An odd tale from the medieval period… A Yuletide feast at the court of King Arthur is interrupted by a strange figure who enters on horseback.  He has a green beard, green robes and is riding a green horse.  He…

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The link between the Three Wise Men and the Knights Templar

The link between the Knights Templar and the Three Wise Men with claims they were all part of an ancient priesthood stretching back to the Solomon era priest Melchizedek

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