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Investigating the Knights Templar with Scott Wolter – on America Unearthed

The intrepid Scott Wolter 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 that might prove the…

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Henry VIII on British TV – yes, that’s me in the costume

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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Diamond Jubilee of England’s Queen – has anybody reigned longer?

2012 was the 60th anniversary of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and she held Diamond Jubilee celebrations to commemorate the landmark date. I blogged asking if any English monarchs had ruled longer – read on! The answer, of course,…

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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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