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Interview with the Grand Priory of Knights Templar in England and Wales

Around the world there are Knights Templar who are Freemasons and Templars who are Catholics or other denominations. The OSMTH has traditionally been seen as a Catholic oriented Templar body but it’s open to people of all Christian beliefs. So,…

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The Knights Templar today – who and where are they?

These are the organisations that claim to be the Knights Templar today

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The historical City of London

Last Monday, I took a walk from my office down Fleet Street to St Paul’s Cathedral and was struck as ever by just how much history we have around us in London. It’s just everywhere and covers all periods. It…

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Templar expert Dr Evelyn Lord talks to The Templar Knight blog!

I’m often asked if I can recommend any books that describe what the Templars were really all about – and I won’t hesitate to point you in the direction of the works of Dr Evelyn Lord…who has very kindly shared…

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Skeleton of a Cistercian abbot discovered in England

Archaeologists have just discovered the skeleton of a Cistercian abbot from the Middle Ages! The Templars have been described as the military wing of the Cistercians – they were after all mentored and guided in the early years by that…

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Eleanor of Aquitaine – a fiery medieval queen

Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of several fiery queens in the medieval period. Far from being wilting wallflowers, many female monarchs wielded real power. They did this in the face of men who felt women should know their place. But…

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The murder of Thomas Becket

No event shook late twelfth century England as much as the cold-blooded murder of the Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket in his own cathedral.  The knights who plunged their swords in to him as he clutched at his altar believed…

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Sir William de Mandeville – Templar hero!

Meet Sir William de Mandeville – a Templar hero

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How children died in medieval England

How children died in medieval England

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Why did England expel the Jews in the Middle Ages?

It’s not the most pleasant episode in English medieval history to look back on but it happened during the Templar period and we can’t ignore it. I’m writing about the expulsion of the Jews from England. Fortunately, we have an…

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