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Spies who infiltrated the Knights Templar

Tony McMahon looks at evidence that the Knights Templar were infiltrated by spies sent in by the King of France

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RESEARCH RESULTS: What fascinates YOU about the Knights Templar!

Tony McMahon looks at what fascinates people about the Knights Templar including the bloodline of Jesus and their reputed treasure

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Me as Henry VIII on ITV in full costume!

I’ll do anything for a history related giggle. So when a production company asked if I’d dress up as Henry VIII – I could hardly say no. I’ve always loved the Tudors. Since my school history teacher regaled us with…

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The Chinon parchment – a papal exoneration of the Knights Templar?

Why the Chinon Parchment found in the secret Vatican archives does not exonerate the Knights Templar from the charge of heresy

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Friday 13th and the end of the Knights Templar

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

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Who was Jacques de Molay – last Templar Grand Master?

Jacques de Molay was the last Templar Grand Master burnt at the stake in 1314 after the Knights Templar were crushed by the King of France

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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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Friday 13th – unlucky to be a Templar

Friday the 13th is deemed to be an unlucky day because according to tradition this is the day that the Knights Templar were arrested and tortured

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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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