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Leper healer – the sister of Thomas Becket

Mary Becket was the sister of Saint Thomas Becket and an unsung hero who created a leper colony in London as Tony McMahon discovers

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English town named Baghdad by the Knights Templar

The Knights Templar named a town in England after the Iraqi city of Baghdad because they associated it with prosperity in the 12th century

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Waltham Abbey – the stormy history of a medieval church!

This week, in the English wintry sun, I visited a church packed with history – Waltham Abbey. It’s located in the county of Essex, just 15 minutes by train out of London. The church is famous for including the grave…

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Five Templar Hotspots you need to visit!

Five key places mentioned in the Templar novel Quest for the True Cross by Tony McMahon

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Sir William de Mandeville – Templar hero!

Meet Sir William de Mandeville – a Templar hero

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Brutal Viking death commemorated by an old church

You may never have heard of King Edmund of England but you should have. He was killed by the Vikings in ways that were truly dreadful. And his horrific death is marked by an amazing ancient church that is still…

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