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Five movies featuring 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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Leprosy – a disease that terrified the medieval world!

Templar expert Tony McMahon investigates how the leprosy pandemic terrified the medieval world and led to victims being excluded from mainstream society

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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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Medieval Cluedo: Who murdered the Knights Templar?

Who murdered the Knights Templar and what was the motive? Tony McMahon plays a medieval game of Cluedo to find the answers to this mystery

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Bernard of Clairvaux – no monsters in churches!

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

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