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Women heretics at the time of the Knights Templar

Women are often seen as playing a passive role in great political and religious movements – but nothing could be further from the truth – even in the Middle Ages! Because it was some very powerful and resourceful females who…

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Bernardo Gui – inquisitor at the time of the Knights Templar

The BBC is broadcasting a new TV series based on The Name of the Rose – a fantastic novel by the late Italian author Umberto Eco. It tells the story of a Franciscan friar, William of Baskerville, who visits an…

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The Knights Templar – magicians or heretics?

If you look at the charges brought against the Knights Templar during their trials between 1307 and 1314, it’s difficult for the modern mind to make out whether they were being accused of undermining the church with false belief or…

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The Knights Templar, Atlantis and the Nazis

The insane theory developed by the Nazis linking Atlantis, Aryan racial theory and the Templars

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Friday 13th and the end of the Knights Templar

It’s one of those weeks again when a Friday the 13th occurs and our thoughts turn to the Knights Templar. So why is Friday the 13th so significant? On the morning of Friday the 13th October 1307, a huge dawn…

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Were the Knights Templar heretics?

The Knights Templar have been accused of being gnostic and Templar expert Tony McMahon investigates

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Top Ten Heresies against the Catholic church

The Knights Templar were accused of being heretics by the Catholic church after two centuries of loyal service to…..the Catholic church! But the church had been busy rooting out and slaying heretics for hundreds of years before the Templars were…

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Pagan Temples that became Christian churches pt 3

Last month I was in Rome and one theme of my trip was looking at pagan temples of the Roman period that were then converted into Christian churches during the Middle Ages. In the middle of the Roman Forum are…

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Knights Templar links to the Cathar heresy

There were links between the Knights Templar and the Cathars or Albigensian heresy that might explain why the King of France crushed the Templars

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Pope Benedict XVI resigns – is this unprecedented?

The Pope announced that he intended to resign today on grounds of ill health and age – leaving office before the end of the month. In recent centuries, the view has been that popes continue until they croak but Pope…

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