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SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Was cannibalism practised during 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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The most horrific disease at the time of the Knights Templar

The horror of leprosy in the Middle Ages

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Strange medieval medical treatments for disease!

History TV presenter Tony Robinson has been investigating strange medieval medical treatments.  Why did our ancestors believe illness was caused by demons, elves, sprites and even God himself? Tony McMahon reviews his findings broadcast on Channel 4 and National Geographic….

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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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