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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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Medieval magic treatments for disease

In a programme for Channel 4 and National Geographic, presenter Tony Robinson has been investigating medieval superstitions and in one recent episode – he looked at disease.  Why did our ancestors believe illness was caused by demons, elves, sprites and…

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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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