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Saladin the merciful – think again!

The truth about Saladin the merciful and his war against the Crusaders and Knights Templar

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Christians who sought martyrdom from Muslims

These days, it’s commonly assumed that martyrdom for religious reasons is a feature of the radical end of Islam but it was once very much part of Christianity. I found one example in a Portuguese church of Franciscan friars who…

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Saint Christopher the Doghead

Medieval people believed in the existence of dogheads one of which was Saint Christopher

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More on the Templars and chess

An earlier blog post on medieval chess was very popular among fans of the Templars and I even got this message all the way from Egypt

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Christian saints based on pagans

Templar expert Tony McMahon looks at how the lives of Christian saints were often based on pagan heroes and deities worshipped for centuries before

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