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Seventeen Jewish bodies found in medieval well in England

A grim reminder of the pogroms that accompanied the crusades in the 12th and 13th centuries in Europe has been the gruesome discovery in England of seventeen skeletons in a medieval well.  The skeletons, jumbled together, have been subjected to…

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Did the Holy Grail and Jesus Christ come to England?

In the Middle Ages, it was believed that Jesus worked as a miner in England and that his uncle Joseph of Arimathea brought the Holy Grail to Somerset

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Horrible things that happened in medieval sieges!

Some of the brutality and horror that used to occur during medieval sieges to intimidate the enemy

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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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The Templars and the secrets of the Kabbalah

Some believe that the Knights Templar were dabbling in the dark magical arts of the Kabbalah

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The Lost Gospels – Apocrypha – and the mysteries they reveal

There are a whole load of other gospels apart from the four we know and they give a very different account of Jesus

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Tomar – an imagining of Templar rule in Portugal

Following my post on the Templar stronghold of Tomar in Portugal – here is a video imagining what Tomar would have been like at the height of a Templar power.  Enjoy!

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The senseless massacre of Jews during the Crusades

Crusades began with the senseless massacre of Jewish people in Europe identified by mobs as being infidels like the Saracens

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Trial of the Knights Templar in England

The French king crushed the Knights Templar as we all know. But not every monarch wanted to destroy the order. In fact, in England, there seems to have been initial reticence to putting the Knights Templar on trial. Templar doom…

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The Conquest of Jerusalem – a crusader war crime

The conquest of Jerusalem in the year 1099 was, by any standards, a war crime. Even those who wrote about it at the time were taken aback by the ferocity of the onslaught by Prince Tancred. The city’s Muslim, Jewish…

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