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Me as Henry VIII on ITV in October – tune in and watch if you live in the UK

To my UK followers! You may have seen me dressed up as Henry VIII in The Sun this week.  The story was about the launch of a new ITV prime-time show called The Big Audition. Each week, viewers will follow the struggles…

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Does the secret Chinon parchment exonerate the Knights Templar as claimed?

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 13th occurs and our thoughts turn to the Knights Templar. So why is the 13th so significant? On the morning of Friday 13th October 1307, a huge dawn raid saw Templars…

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Who was Jacques de Molay – last Templar Grand Master?

Everybody knows that Friday the 13th is unlucky because it was the day that Jacques de Molay and the last Knights Templar were rounded up and imprisoned by King Philip of France. De Molay would eventually be burnt to death…

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Les Rois Maudits – A Cursed Monarchy

I must confess that I haven’t seen this French mini-TV series but it comes highly recommended and I’ll try and download it.  Les Rois Maudits is the history of Philippe the Fair, the King of France who finally suppressed the…

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Friday 13th – unlucky to be a Templar

Well, the story has it that on this day – Friday 13th – the order went out from the King of France to arrest all Knights Templar including the Grand Master Jacques de Molay.  King Philip (the Fair or ‘le Bel’ in…

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Why did King Philip of France crush the Templars?

Why did King Philip of France suppress the Knights Templar?

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Templars – timeline to termination!

In 1307, the King of France issued orders to arrest all Templar knights in his kingdom. They were summarily rounded up, tortured in dungeons and confessions extracted. So what was the timeline to termination? 14 September 1307 – King Philip…

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