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KNIGHTFALL: The second episode!

Episode 2 of Knightfall – the plot so far

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Where did all the Templar treasure disappear to?

It’s vexed many down the ages. The Templars were warriors, monks and medieval bankers. They ran a financial system through their preceptories that spanned Europe and funded their crusades in the Holy Land and Al-Andalus (modern Spain and Portugal). Kings…

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St George’s Day celebration in London

How a Roman soldier who was martyred by the emperor Diocletian came to be the patron saint of England is a long story. And I’ve touched on it in other blog posts. Today, our local community here in south London…

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Ten best medieval TV series – from Pillars of the Earth to Game of Thrones!

Ten best TV series about the Knights Templar or the Middle Ages

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The strange disappearance of the bodies of English kings

The bodies of many famous Kings of England have disappeared over the centuries and never been found again

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Maps of the Templar world

I have always loved historical maps – they never give a wholly accurate view of what the reality was on the ground but they’re fascinating to pore over. And here are some images of Europe and the Middle East at…

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Medieval murder mystery – the answer

I posted a photo of a medieval fort over the weekend and asked if any of you knew what terrible deed was committed there. Opus Anglicanum was quick off the draw and said, correctly, that a great number of Jews…

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Templars put on trial in the Tower of London

In 1307, the leaders of the Knights Templar were rounded up and arrested in France.  Over the next five years, the wave of suppression spread across Europe and England was no exception. There’s an impressive list of Templars who were…

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Bits of a Roman bath in a medieval English church

Sometimes a historical site can be initially very confusing and making sense of it requires a little bit of detective work. I was in Leicester – in central England – last week. It’s a city that was hugely important in…

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Thirteen Black Death skeletons found in London

Thirteen skeletons have been unearthed in the Farringdon area of London – believed to be victims of the fourteenth century Black Death. The terrible plague hit England in the period after the Knights Templar were disbanded and swept away entire…

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