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Five movies that feature the Knights Templar

Tony McMahon looks at five movies that feature the Knights Templar in their plots from 1972 to the present day

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The medieval roots of Halloween

Pumpkins, trick or treat and witch costumes. We all know about modern Halloween – but how might a Templar have celebrated the same day? Back in the early Middle Ages, the day we now call Halloween was more commonly called…

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How children died in medieval England

How children died in medieval England

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How did buildings swap from being churches to mosques and back again?

Toledo in Spain shows how Christians and Muslims lived together and even allowed churches to become mosques and vice versa

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The son of the man who killed Macbeth becomes king

Michael Fassbender played Macbeth in the 2015 movie and also starred in Assassins Creed – a film that features the Templars as baddies

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Exorcism, fairies, devils and how to turn a maiden in to a love slave

A new series on Channel Four in the United Kingdom – Gods and Monsters –  covers the history of belief in evil spirits in England.  Spirits who could disguise themselves as humans, take other people’s forms, angels cast out of…

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The danger of drinking with the Devil – a cautionary tale

A cautionary medieval tale about the dangers of drinking with the Devil

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Did the Templars acquire the head of Baphomet during the Siege of Constantinople?

Did the Templars find the head of Baphomet in Constantinople and if they did, what exactly is Baphomet?

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How will Anti-Christ react to Christ’s arrival?

How Anti-Christ will react to the arrival of the real Jesus Christ according to medieval chroniclers

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The relationship between Anti-Christ and the Knights Templar

The Templar belief in anti-Christ was very strong – and may even have inspired the crusades with the belief that Jerusalem had to be retaken before the end of times

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