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Hagia Sophia – set to become a mosque again

Hagia Sophia mosque

The Hagia Sophia is to be turned back into a mosque having been a museum for eighty years after a court decision now enforced by President Erdogan

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Templar revenge on the corpse of King Philip!

King Philip of France who crushed the Knights Templar had his body dug up and treated like garbage – was this the final revenge of the Knights?

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The head of a crusader is stolen in Ireland

Who on earth would steal the head of a crusader – dead for many centuries? A disrespectful idiot is who! Let me tell you the story… Back in 1976, aged 12, I was taken to see the mummified body of…

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Bernardo Gui – inquisitor at the time of the Knights Templar

The BBC is broadcasting a new TV series based on The Name of the Rose – a fantastic novel by the late Italian author Umberto Eco. It tells the story of a Franciscan friar, William of Baskerville, who visits an…

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Season 3 for Knightfall – what do you think?

Question marks over the future of the Templar series Knightfall but Tony McMahon hopes that History will renew it for season three

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Waltham Abbey – the stormy history of a medieval church!

This week, in the English wintry sun, I visited a church packed with history – Waltham Abbey. It’s located in the county of Essex, just 15 minutes by train out of London. The church is famous for including the grave…

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Was Jacques De Molay really the last Grand Master of the Templars?

Templar expert Tony McMahon investigates whether there was another Grand Master called Larmenius appointed by Jacques De Molay before he was burned at the stake

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Leprosy – a disease that terrified the medieval world!

Templar expert Tony McMahon investigates how the leprosy pandemic terrified the medieval world and led to victims being excluded from mainstream society

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Sacred statues without hair and clothes

Catholic churches all over Europe are graced with sacred statues of Christ, the Virgin Mary and the many, many saints. But when these churches are closed or renovated, we see these statues in a whole new light. Shorn of their…

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Were the Knights Templar heretics?

The Knights Templar have been accused of being gnostic and Templar expert Tony McMahon investigates

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