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Conquest of Jerusalem – a crusader war crime?

The conquest of Jerusalem by crusader armies in 1099 was a war crime. As Templar expert Tony McMahon shows, it led to a massacre of the population

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The more bizarre and strange saints

The Catholic church is full of strange saints with very odd stories as Templar expert Tony McMahon discovers with a bit of digging around

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Templar massacre at Jacob’s Ford in Syria

Jacob’s Ford was the scene of a huge massacre of the Knights Templar by a furious Saladin humiliated by his earlier defeat at Montgisard

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Fantastic creatures from the Middle Ages

I was in central London today browsing through an excellent second hand book market when I came across a sixteenth century print – a genuine one of course.  What it shows is a map of Asia but more to the…

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Templar armour explained – head gear

What did a Templar wear on his head when going into battle? The fact is that the helmet worn by the knights changed over the centuries starting as something more Norman in character and ending up with the big sugar-loaf…

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The Templars and the Head of Baphomet!

Did the Templars find the head of Baphomet in Constantinople and if they did, what exactly is Baphomet?

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Inquisition hunts down Christian converts

Christian converts from Judaism and Islam may have hoped to avoid the Spanish Inquisition but the 1506 Lisbon massacre proved otherwise

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Templar Curse of Segovia

The Templar church at Segovia in Spain is dedicated to the True Cross and there is a story of a curious curse put by the knights on the local crows

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Ironclad – teaser trailer

A quick look at Ironclad the movie

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Violence and murder created the Knights Templar

Templar expert Tony McMahon looks at the climate of violence and mayhem that led up to the formation of the Knights Templar in 1118

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