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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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Resurrection: Ertugrul – medieval epic TV from Turkey

Resurrection: Ertugrul is a hugely successful medieval historical TV drama series on Netflix where the Knights Templar are the bad guys

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Game of Thrones and the Knights Templar

There are Templar influences in Game of Thrones if you look closely enough as Templar expert Tony McMahon discovers

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Constantinople – glorious Byzantine capital!

A visit to Istanbul – once called Constantinople and capital of the Byzantine Empire

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Fourth Crusade – Venice destroys Constantinople

The Fourth Crusade saw the most appalling war crime when crusaders funded by Venice destroyed a Christian city – Constantinople. Venice is now an over-visited historical tourist resort in northern Italy subject to flooding and beset of late by the…

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Constantinople – at the time of the Crusades

The sack of Constantinople by crusaders during the Fourth Crusade in 1204 was a battle of Christian against Christian

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The Madaba map of Byzantine Jerusalem

The 6th century AD Madaba Map gives an exclusive view of Byzantine Jerusalem in thousands of tiles that make up an amazing mosaic

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The destruction of Constantinople by the crusaders – the year 1204

A Christian city destroyed by Christian crusaders – such was the fate of Constantinople. It had resisted waves of invaders from Bulgars to Russians and the Muslim emirates. But it was brought to its knees by people it should have…

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Were the Crusades based on medieval Fake News?

Medieval fake news may have started two hundred years of Crusades with a forged letter from the Byzantine emperor to the Christian west begging for help

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Top medieval bad guys – Kings to Popes!

Tony McMahon looks at one medieval bad guy after another to decide who was the most evil man in the Middle Ages among popes and kings

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