The Templar Knight

Archives


Bernardo Gui – inquisitor at the time of the Knights Templar

The BBC is broadcasting a new TV series based on The Name of the Rose – a fantastic novel by the late Italian author Umberto Eco. It tells the story of a Franciscan friar, William of Baskerville, who visits an…

Read More

Ten most popular Templar blog posts – of all time!

This blog started way back in 2010 – and I’ve gone back and compiled the top ten most popular Templar blog posts over the last eight years. There are some that are no longer top scoring on the views front…

Read More

Knights Templar – your Google search terms reviewed!

The most popular Google search terms used when seeking information on the Knights Templar

Read More

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Cannibal horror in the Crusades?

A special investigation by the Templar Knight blog into medieval allegations that human meat was eaten by soldiers during the Crusades

Read More

Medieval divide between Muslims and Christians

The boundary between the medieval Muslim and Christian worlds was very fluid and certain individuals had no difficulty moving from one world to the other

Read More

Medieval murder mystery – the answer

I posted a photo of a medieval fort over the weekend and asked if any of you knew what terrible deed was committed there. What is the terrible secret of Clifford’s Tower? Opus Anglicanum was quick off the draw and…

Read More

Medieval murdery mystery – question for all of you!

Here is a test of your medieval knowledge – can any of you tell me what terrible deed happened in this tower?

Read More

Medieval Toledo – city of three faiths

Even more than Seville or Cordoba – medieval Toledo affords you a glimpse of life in Spain as a Muslim, Jewish and Christian civilisation

Read More

Masada – site of a mass suicide – or not?

The hilltop fortress of Masada in Israel is the alleged site of a mass suicide by Jewish rebels under the Roman emperor Vespasian but did this happen?

Read More

The Jews and Bernard of Clairvaux

Bernard of Clairvaux – friend of Jewish people? Bernard of Clairvaux was the great spiritual force behind the Templars – the Cistercian ascetic who promoted the Order in its early years and is believed to have largely authored the Rule….

Read More