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Were the Templars the first bankers in world history?

It’s often claimed that the Knights Templar were the first bankers or financiers so Tony McMahon investigates whether this is actually true

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KNIGHTFALL character profile: King Philip of France

King Philip of France is a leading character in Knightfall – but who was he in real life?

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Friday 13th and the end of the Knights Templar

It’s one of those weeks again when a Friday 13th occurs and our thoughts turn to the Knights Templar. So why is the 13th so significant? On the morning of Friday 13th October 1307, a huge dawn raid saw Templars…

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Avignon – seat of the pope who crushed the Templars

Pope Clement V, the pope who crushed the Knights Templar, was based in Avignon

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Top baddies of the Middle Ages!

    Here they are – the TOP baddies of the Middle Ages! KING JOHN OF ENGLAND Took on the barons and lost, then made to sign Magna Carta Excommunicated by the Pope Mislaid the crown jewels in a marshy…

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Les Rois Maudits – A Cursed Monarchy

Les Rois Maudits is a French television series that looks at why King Philip of France arrested the Knights Templar

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Why did King Philip of France crush the Templars?

King Philip of France, as depicted in Knightfall, crushed the Templars because he was short of money

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Templars – timeline to termination!

Here is the timeline for the arrest, trial and execution of the Knights Templar from the year 1307 onwards

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