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Forbidden History with Jamie Theakston – and Tony McMahon!

Jamie Theakston is presenting season five of Forbidden History on Yesterday TV with Tony McMahon appearing as a regular history expert

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The Chinon parchment – a papal exoneration of the Knights Templar?

Why the Chinon Parchment found in the secret Vatican archives does not exonerate the Knights Templar from the charge of heresy

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So – where was Jesus really crucified? An Easter mystery!

So – where was Jesus really crucified? An Easter mystery!

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How would a Knight Templar celebrate Christmas?

Christmas. What’s not to like? The decorations, pudding, cake, fir tree decked with lights, Santa Claus and his little elves. Now imagine a Christmas without any of these things. Then you’re getting closer to Yuletide at the time of the…

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Filming for Forbidden History (UKTV) – series five – with Jamie Theakston

This week I found myself at the Gore Hotel in London filming for series five of Forbidden History presented by Jamie Theakston and to be broadcast on UKTV/Yesterday in the Spring of 2018. There are six episodes of Forbidden History and I’ll…

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Wolfram von Eschenbach links the Templars to the Holy Grail

Were the Knights Templar really the guardians of the Holy Grail?

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Sacred statues without hair and clothes

A discovery in Lisbon… This year, I was walking up a steep hill in Lisbon to visit the medieval cathedral. The cathedral is a very austere, fortress-like construction and that’s no accident. It was built in the years after a…

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The man behind the theory of the Da Vinci Code

Before Dan Brown popularised the idea of the Templars defending the bloodline of Jesus, there was a 1980s bestseller that also promoted this theory. It was called The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail. One of its co-authors was a…

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Winter is coming! But it’s a Templar winter, not a Targaryan one!

Knightfall will be with you soon! Winter is coming – but courtesy of the History Channel, it will be a Templar winter. Forget the dragons and white walkers, give me the Knights Templar any day of the week. Here is…

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How was Easter celebrated when the Knights Templar were around?

The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus was central to Christian belief. This was the idea that God had taken human form, had performed miracles and given sermons while alive and then had sacrificed himself to the most degrading form of…

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