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Templar hero: Gualdim Pais

The life story of Gualdim Pais – grand master of the Knight Templar in Portugal

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Historic Tomar to host its first Templar festival

Tomar is a beautiful Templar town in Portugal where the order held out after being crushed throughout Europe. On top of a hill overlooking the winding streets of the medieval town is a Templar ‘charola’ or octagonal church built like…

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Burial place of Templar Grand Masters

This is a Templar jewel – something everybody should visit. It’s the burial place of the Templar grand masters of Portugal – a church in the town of Tomar built in the very century that the order was formed by…

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Medieval battles – the blood, guts and fury

I never ceased to be amazed by the level of violence and gore in the Middle Ages – maybe an unhealthy fascination! In my book Quest for the True Cross (click HERE to download) – I depict a battle scene…

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Tomar – Templar jewel in Portugal

Having been twice to Tomar in as many years, I can tell you that this is the Templar destination to visit.  You should treat yourself to a stay in the Hotel dos Templarios and during the day visit the ‘charola’…

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