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San Gimignano – Templar church or not?

I have been travelling round Italy and will be sharing some amazing videos and images from that incredible country in the next few posts. To begin with, here is a church in the medieval town of San Gimignano that claims…

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The beginning of the Knights Templar

The beginning of the Knights Templar is shrouded in mystery. There’s the official version from the medieval chroniclers. And then for centuries, conspiracy theories have proliferated about how this band of knights really came into being. This post is based…

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Historic Tomar to host its first Templar festival

Tomar is a beautiful Templar town in Portugal where the order held out after being crushed throughout Europe. On top of a hill overlooking the winding streets of the medieval town is a Templar ‘charola’ or octagonal church built like…

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