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What was in the Knight Templar rule book?

Templar expert Tony McMahon reveals the Rule book of the Knights Templar and how it covered everything from eating to praying

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Templar hero: André de Montbard

Who was André de Montbard – fifth Grand Master of the Knights Templar?

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Templar hero: Hugh de Payens

Templar expert Tony McMahon looks at Hugh de Payens – founder of the Knights Templar

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What medieval chroniclers said about the Templars

Much of what we read about the Knights Templar has come from voices since the Order was suppressed in 1307 and there’s a mixture of valid and truthful observations mixed up with complete hokum. So – what did folks at…

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Skeleton of a Cistercian abbot discovered in England

Archaeologists have just discovered the skeleton of a Cistercian abbot from the Middle Ages! The Templars have been described as the military wing of the Cistercians – they were after all mentored and guided in the early years by that…

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DMV – deserted medieval villages of England

A DMV is a deserted medieval village and there are many ghost villages in England that are only now being rediscovered thanks to modern technology

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Bernard of Clairvaux – no monsters in churches!

Bernard of Clairvaux did not approve of ornamentation in churches or gaudy painting but defended simplicity

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