The Templar Knight


A Portuguese queen and the Templars

The role of Teresa of Portugal in introducing the Knights Templar to the young kingdom and granting them castles and lands

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Muslim Spain in the Middle Ages

For a long time, Spain struggled to suppress or forget the centuries of rule under the Islamic caliphate. In the year 711, only decades after the death of the prophet Mohammed, the Iberian peninsula was invaded right up to the…

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Abu al-Quasim – father of modern surgery

In the centuries before the Knights Templar were formed, much of Europe was ruled by Muslim emirs. These were Islamic polities prepared to absorb the learning of the Greeks and Romans and become learned civilisations. They produced great surgeons, artists…

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