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America Unearthed – the Knights Templar in America!

The intrepid Scott Wolter (pictured above with me) has been back on American TV screens once more with his incredible investigative series America Unearthed. I was honoured to be asked to hook up with Scott in Scotland to unearth clues…

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Me dressed as Henry VIII on British TV

Tony McMahon appears as Henry VIII on The Big Audition on ITV talking about the king’s life and failed marriages

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How the murder of Thomas Becket netted the Templars a tidy sum

The murder of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, by Henry II led to a massive pay out to the Knights Templar

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English Kings whose bodies have disappeared!

The bodies of many famous Kings of England have disappeared over the centuries and never been found again

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Queen Elizabeth of The Crown – Diamond Jubilee!

Elizabeth II has held the crown of England longer than any other monarch as well being the main character in the Netflix drama – The Crown

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The murder of Thomas Becket

No event shook late twelfth century England as much as the cold-blooded murder of the Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket in his own cathedral.  The knights who plunged their swords in to him as he clutched at his altar believed…

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Funeral effigies – how the dead appeared at their own burial

Wooden figures of the dead were often placed next to tombs – life like images of the deceased

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King John and the Templar master

The role that the Templar knights played supporting King John during the signing of the Magna Carta

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