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My visit to medieval Florence in 2007 – a photo gallery

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Dan Brown – Inferno and the Knights Templar

Dan Brown’s new book ‘Inferno’ is nearly upon is with its references to the 13th century classic poem The Divine Comedy by Dante – let me give some friendly assistance with some of the people, places and concepts you’ll find…

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The Templar connection to Dan Brown and Inferno

As you all know, Dan Brown is about to release his newest tome – Inferno – this year. But of equal interest to Templar watchers is the simultaneous publication of a “companion” book called Templar Inferno. This will explore and…

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The Black Death and those who tried to escape it

One of  the great literary works of the medieval period is The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) that describes a group of people fleeing the Black Death and telling each other stories to pass the time. The collection of gripping…

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Florence – a Templar city!

Florence was a city known to the Knights Templar as one of the great centres of civilisation in medieval Italy. They may even have developed their primitive banking operation by watching the activities of Florentine merchants who were very commercially…

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