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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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The most horrific disease at the time of the Knights Templar

The horror of leprosy in the Middle Ages

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Sacred statues without hair and clothes

I was in Lisbon in August of this year and made an interesting discovery… This year, I was walking up a steep hill in Lisbon to visit the medieval cathedral. This austere fortress-like edifice was built after the city was…

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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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Investigating the Priory of Sion and the Knights Templar

Were the Knights Templar really set up by the secretive Priory of Sion?

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How pagan temples became Christian churches in the Middle Ages – part three

Last month I was in Rome and one theme of my trip was looking at pagan temples of the Roman period that were then converted into Christian churches during the Middle Ages. In the middle of the Roman Forum are…

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How pagan temples became Christian churches in the Middle Ages – part one

I was in Rome last month and saw evidence of pagan temples converted into Christian churches – either by being converted for new use or rebuilt using materials from the old temple. When the Roman emperor Constantine embraced Christianity, he…

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Were the medieval Assassins the precursors of ISIS in the 21st century?

Was the medieval cult of the Assassins a precursor to the 21st century terrorists of ISIS or Daesh?

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How the Nazis damaged a Templar Knight

During the Second World War a German bomb severely damaged the Templar church in London chipping the tombs of Templars

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Magna Carta – a feminist charter?

There’s been plenty of talk in the UK about the 799th anniversary of Magna Carta this month – with the 800th anniversary looming next year. This was when King John of England was forced to sign a charter of rights…

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