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Strange Evidence – new series with me on Discovery!

Tony McMahon will be appearing in the next season of Strange Evidence on Discovery Science in 2020

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Spies who infiltrated the Knights Templar – the so-called “moles”

Tony McMahon looks at evidence that the Knights Templar were infiltrated by spies sent in by the King of France

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2019 – great year for me on history TV programmes!

In the last two weeks, I finished filming for a new series of Forbidden History as well as a new documentary series on the History channel that will accompany The Curse of Oak Island. There’s great Templar related content on…

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Investigating Rosslyn chapel on my own at night – a Templar exclusive!

In January 2019, I filmed in Rosslyn chapel for America Unearthed – a historical investigative series on Discovery’s Travel channel presented by Scott Wolter. After the production crew had packed up for the evening, I decided to roam around Rosslyn…

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Investigating the Knights Templar with Scott Wolter – on America Unearthed

The intrepid Scott Wolter has been back on American TV screens once more with his incredible investigative series America Unearthed. I was honoured to be asked to hook up with Scott in Scotland to unearth clues that might prove the…

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Set your record buttons for Jamie Theakston and Forbidden History!

From mid-June, Jamie Theakston will be presenting the fourth series of Forbidden History on UKTV’s Yesterday Channel and on Discovery AHC in the autumn. The fourth programme in this series will be The Dark Truths of the Templars and yours truly will…

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Evidence of the Knights Templar fleeing the Holy Land with their loot?

The former Templar stronghold of Acre in modern Israel has been throwing up some interesting discoveries of late. Templar treasure? A team from Haifa University found the wreck of a long lost crusader ship in the bay with a horde…

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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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Turcopoles – a Crusader’s best friend?

From the Roman empire onwards, armies have always vexed over how to get hold of the necessary manpower. This is particularly an acute problem when an empire is expanding far from home. Supply lines have always needed to be maintained…

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Skeleton of a Cistercian abbot discovered in England

The Templars have been described as the military wing of the Cistercians – they were after all mentored and guided in the early years by that greatest of Cistercians – Bernard, abbot of Clairvaux.  Now, in north west England, the…

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