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Knight Templar ancestors – how to find them?

Templar expert Tony McMahon guides you on finding your Templar ancestors in England, Ireland and Scotland using online resources and local parish records

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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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The grave of the Prophet to be destroyed – but not by crusaders

During the crusades, there were numerous plans to try and invade Mecca and Medina to dig up the Prophet Mohammed and despoil the holy places. The view of Templars and all crusaders was that Islam had been a terrible heresy, a…

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The Citadel of Aleppo

One of the tragedies of the current civil war in Syria is how difficult it is for most of us to visit this beautiful country and its many medieval and Roman sites – including the splendid crusader fortress at Krak…

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