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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: Was cannibalism practised during 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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A unique glimpse of the everyday life of the Knights Templar

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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The Pope who made a blood curdling speech

  Meet Pope Urban II. 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 warning that unless action…

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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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Templar treasure hidden at Gisors in France?

One of the greatest mysteries relating to the Knights Templar is whether the order discovered some form of treasure in Jerusalem that would offer an explanation for their fabulous wealth. And was that treasure hidden, as has been alleged, at…

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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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The strange disappearance of the bodies of English kings

The bodies of many famous Kings of England have disappeared over the centuries and never been found again

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Medieval murdery mystery – question for all of you!

Here is a test of your medieval knowledge – can any of you tell me what terrible deed happened in this tower?

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