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The Knights Templar and money lending

The Knights Templar were warriors, monks, farmers, royal advisers and bankers all rolled into one. Whether they sat on fabled mountains of gold – it was certainly widely believed (particularly by certain monarchs) that they did – they certainly lent…

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Tribute to the Knights Templar!

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The mysterious Templar attack on the Assassins

It’s one of the great unsolved mysteries of the Crusades and one to ponder if you get bored with your family’s company over the Christmas dinner – which I am sure you will not. But just in case! The story…

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Top baddies of the Middle Ages!

Here they are – the TOP baddies of the Middle Ages! KING JOHN OF ENGLAND Took on the barons and lost, then made to sign Magna Carta Excommunicated by the Pope Mislaid the crown jewels in a marshy swamp Fled…

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Templars and Saracens – explained by Playmobil

Well – if you’re trying to explain the crusades to your kids, why not get the Playmobil figures? I did. Hours of fun. I think one of these is a Templar, the chap with a black cross could be a…

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Templar battle – three images

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Templar expert Dr Evelyn Lord talks to The Templar Knight blog!

I’m often asked if I can recommend any books that describe what the Templars were really all about – and I won’t hesitate to point you in the direction of the works of Dr Evelyn Lord…who has very kindly shared…

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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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The exact spot where Jesus was crucified – photos taken in Jerusalem last week

 

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Saladin the merciful – think again!

The truth about Saladin the merciful and his war against the Crusaders and Knights Templar

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