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SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Cannibal horror in 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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Leprosy – a disease that terrified the medieval world!

Templar expert Tony McMahon investigates how the leprosy pandemic terrified the medieval world and led to victims being excluded from mainstream society

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Horrific medieval medical treatments!

Medieval medicine appears very strange to people today. Disease was associated with sin and wrongdoing as Tony McMahon discovers

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Did people really stop washing in the Middle Ages?

When I was taught history, the conventional wisdom was that after the fall of the Roman Empire – the bathhouses were shut down and people stank to high heaven. Not only did people refuse to wash but they even venerated…

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