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Catherine of Siena – a very odd medieval saint

I was in Italy in August and September this year and visited many medieval sites – in the next few blog posts, I’ll give you some highlights. But first – let’s meet a very odd medieval saint – Catherine of…

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Knights Templar – separating fact from fiction!

Ten things you never knew about the Knights Templar such as running a slave trade and inventing offshore banking

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Did the Knights Templar take the Ark of the Covenant from Ethiopia?

Tony McMahon looks at a theory that the Knights Templar journeyed to Ethiopia in an attempt to steal the Ark of the Covenant

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Did the Templars take the Holy Grail to America?

Is America home to the Holy Grail that was spirited out of Jerusalem by the Knights Templar and taken to the New World?

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Who is Jacques de Molay in Assassins Creed?

Jacques de Molay is a character in Assassins Creed but he existed in real life so Tony McMahon sets out to compare the video game and reality

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

An odd tale from the medieval period… A Yuletide feast at the court of King Arthur is interrupted by a strange figure who enters on horseback.  He has a green beard, green robes and is riding a green horse.  He…

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The mysterious origins of the Knights Templar

The origins of the Knights Templar are wrapped in mystery. Were they set up by the Priory of Sion or Rex Deus or just a security force protecting pilgrims?

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Descendants of Christ meet Roman emperor

The Roman historian Eusebius claims that a group of Desposyni – the descendants of Christ – met the Emperor Domitian as Tony McMahon investigates

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What is the Pentagram symbol doing in Templar churches?

In some Templar churches – most notably in Portugal – you can see the pentagram symbol but what does it mean?

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