The Templar Knight

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Five movies that feature the Knights Templar

Tony McMahon looks at five movies that feature the Knights Templar in their plots from 1972 to the present day

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The most horrific disease at the time of the Knights Templar

The horror of leprosy in the Middle Ages

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The medieval roots of Halloween

Pumpkins, trick or treat and witch costumes. We all know about modern Halloween – but how might a Templar knight have celebrated Halloween hundreds of years ago? Back in the early Middle Ages, the day we now call Halloween was…

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How children died in medieval England

How children died in medieval England

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Monsters in churches – a medieval protest

Bernard of Clairvaux did not approve of ornamentation in churches or gaudy painting but defended simplicity

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