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Tough time being a medieval woman

The medieval mind had some crazy views of the medieval woman viewing her bodily functions as evil and dangerous as Tony McMahon discovers

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The Holy Sepulchre – sacred to the Knights Templar

Templar expert Tony McMahon investigates why the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem was so venerated by the Knights Templar in the Middle Ages

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Holy Sepulchre witnesses fights between Christians

The Holy Sepulchre church in Jerusalem is the site of the crucifixion and entombment of Jesus Christ – but it’s also been the scene of bitter in-fighting between different denominations of Christians. Holy Sepulchre – where Christians fight You would…

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Capurneum – visit to the hometown of Jesus

The Templar Knight blog visited Capurneum – also known as Capharnaum – and discovered the hometown of Jesus later hit by the huge Galilee Earthquake of 749

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Trip to Israel – more on historical Jaffa

Jaffa is now part of what is called Tel Aviv-Yafo in modern day Israel. A city with a long and historic past, it changed hands in ancient times between ancient Egyptians, conquering Greeks and of course the Romans. From the…

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Paganism in Europe at the time of the Templars

Paganism lingered in Europe way into the Middle Ages though eventually the Catholic church suppressed it with violence

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The Templar history of Syria

Syria was a prized possession of the Knights Templar – or at least parts of it – before the knights were forced out of the country

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Saint Christopher the Doghead

Medieval people believed in the existence of dogheads one of which was Saint Christopher

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