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A Muslim ruler and a Templar become blood brothers

Muslim Templar blood brothers

During the Crusades a Knight Templar and a Muslim sultan became blood brothers as Tony McMahon discovers a strong, unlikely friendship

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The many Crusades fought in medieval Europe

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There wasn’t just one crusade but multiple crusades in medieval Europe from modern Spain all the way up to Russia as Tony McMahon discovers

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Knights Templar and Knights Hospitaller – what’s the difference?

Templar Hospitaller

TV Historian Tony McMahon examines the differences between the Knights Templar and Knights Hospitaller and other medieval orders

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Acre – Templar equivalent of Las Vegas!

Templar Acre

Templar controlled Acre in the Holy Land was a mix of Las Vegas and London – a cosmopolitan fleshpot in the Middle Ages

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Were the Templars the first bankers in world history?

It’s often claimed that the Knights Templar were the first bankers or financiers so Tony McMahon investigates whether this is actually true

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SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Cannibal horror in the Crusades?

A special investigation by the Templar Knight blog into medieval allegations that human meat was eaten by soldiers during the Crusades

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Helen Nicholson describes Templar everyday life!

Helen Nicholson talks about her book The Everyday Life of the Templars – a look at how the Templars lived and worked

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Templar hero: Gualdim Pais

The life story of Gualdim Pais – grand master of the Knight Templar in Portugal

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Pope Urban II – architect of the Crusades

Meet Pope Urban II – architect of the Crusades. In 1095, His Holiness resolved to launch a new kind of war against forces in the Middle East he believed threatened Christianity. The Byzantine emperor had sent him a desperate letter…

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ISIS destroys a mosque built by a ‘scourge of the crusaders’ – Nur ad-Din

It’s been reported that the thugs of ISIS have blown up an 800 year old mosque built during the Crusades by Nur ad-Din, a Saracen ruler described during his lifetime as a scourge of the crusader armies. Up until recently,…

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