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Ironclad – not historically accurate but a fun Templar movie

Ironclad is not factually correct but it’s an amusing take on the Templars and the medieval period

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The Templars and the secrets of the Kabbalah

Some believe that the Knights Templar were dabbling in the dark magical arts of the Kabbalah

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A Pope calls for a Crusade against Islam

The year was 1095.  In the east, the Greek speaking Byzantine empire – inheritors of what had been left of the eastern Roman empire – had experienced a huge loss of territory to the Seljuk Turks. These nomads had swept…

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The senseless massacre of Jews during the Crusades

Crusades began with the senseless massacre of Jewish people in Europe identified by mobs as being infidels like the Saracens

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The Conquest of Jerusalem – a crusader war crime

The conquest of Jerusalem in the year 1099 was, by any standards, a war crime. Even those who wrote about it at the time were taken aback by the ferocity of the onslaught by Prince Tancred. The city’s Muslim, Jewish…

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The day a Pope gave the Templars a big thumbs up

How the papacy gave the Knights Templar official recognition making the knights answerable only to Rome

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Battle of Montgisard – leper king anniversary

A look back at how the Knights Templar delivered a stunning victory at the battle of Montgisard

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Did some crusaders stop eating pork – and why?

Investigating why some crusaders in Jerusalem stopped eating pork

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