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Smear campaign that led to the Templar downfall

Philip the Fair issued orders to arrest every Templar knight but what exactly were the charges and why did he take such action?

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The mysterious Templar attack on the Assassins

It’s one of the great unsolved mysteries of the Crusades. What looks an unprovoked attack by the Knights Templar on a group of Assassins who had been talking peace terms with the crusader King of Jerusalem. What led the Templars…

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The Turcopole – a Templar’s best friend?

A Turcopole was a lightly armed auxiliary recruited in the east by the Knights Templar to supplement their fighting ability in the Crusades

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Skeleton of a Cistercian abbot discovered in England

Archaeologists have just discovered the skeleton of a Cistercian abbot from the Middle Ages! 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…

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Siege of Tiberias and disaster at Hattin

Tiberias – near to where the Battle of Hattin took place

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The Holy Sepulchre – sacred to the Knights Templar

Templar expert Tony McMahon investigates why the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem was so venerated by the Knights Templar in the Middle Ages

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Exorcism, fairies, devils and how to turn a maiden in to a love slave

There is a growing belief in exorcism in the US and Europe. The casting out of devils is coming back into vogue. It’s something our ancestors would have understood. Evil spirits were all around them waiting to make them sick,…

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The real Arn – Swedish knight templar

Who was the real Arn Magnusson – the Swedish Templar? The Templar Knight blog looks at this movie in more depth

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From the Knights Templar to the Order of Christ!

Portugal didn’t crush the Knights Templar but instead turned them into a new organisation called the Order of Christ

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