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Templar hero: Gerard de Ridefort

Templar hero: Gerard de Ridefort – the life story of a Grand Master in Jerusalem

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Ten things you never knew about the Knights Templar

Bit of festive fun – here are ten things you may not have known about the Knights Templar – add your own facts in the comments below: The Templars allegedly ran a white slave trade Let’s start with a contentious…

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Siege of Tiberias and disaster at Hattin

Tiberias – near to where the Battle of Hattin took place

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Battle of Hattin – a contemporary account

As detailed in the posts immediately before this – the Battle of Hattin is where Saladin finally bested the crusaders and opened up Jerusalem to being conquered by the muslim forces.  A hundred years of crusader and Templar rule in…

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Battle of Hattin – the aftermath

Having been defeated at the Battle of Hattin, the crusaders and Templars now found themselves at the mercy of Saladin.  When it came to the Templars and Hospitallers, the muslim leader was in no particular mood to show mercy.  The…

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Battle of Hattin – Templar disaster

So what exactly happened at the Battle of Hattin in 1187 – aside from Orlando Bloom (my least favourite actor) re-enacting it in the movie Kingdom of Heaven?    The battle is one of those events that it’s difficult not to…

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Hattin – Templar defeat at a key Christian site

Hattin was the site of a huge defeat for the Knights Templar but also the Sermon on the Mount

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