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The Templar history of Syria

Syria was a prized possession of the Knights Templar – or at least parts of it – before the knights were forced out of the country

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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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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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Why the Knights Templar built round churches

The Knights Templar built round churches throughout Christendom to remind themselves of the Holy Sepulchre in far off Jerusalem in the Holy Land

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Christ’s descendants vs the Catholic church

Did the descendants of Christ – the so-called Desposyni – challenge the power of the Roman Catholic church in the 4th century AD as has been claimed

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The day a Pope gave the Templars a big thumbs up

How the papacy gave the Knights Templar official recognition making the knights answerable only to Rome

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Usury and the Knights Templar

The differences and similarities between Jewish moneylenders and the Knights Templar in the Middle Ages

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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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Battle of Montgisard – leper king anniversary

A look back at how the Knights Templar delivered a stunning victory at the battle of Montgisard

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Prester John – the imaginary Christian king who never existed

Prester John was a king who never existed and yet the crusaders and Knights Templar believed he would come to their rescue in the Holy Land

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