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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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Plague – what exactly happened when the Black Death came to town?

Plague. The silent killer of the Middle Ages terrified people and rightly so. Medicine was rudimentary and in the face of a viral assassin like the Bubonic Plague – largely useless. Prayer was a common recourse but if you were…

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Florence – a church the Templars would have known

Most of the great churches of Florence would have been unknown to the Templars as they were crushed in 1307 and the places we now see were largely adorned in the late Middle Ages and Renaissance.  But one church –…

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