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Knights Templar – your Google search terms reviewed!

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

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How the murder of Thomas Becket netted the Templars a tidy sum

The murder of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, by Henry II led to a massive pay out to the Knights Templar

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Do the Templars control the world today?

I meet and talk to people in very different situations who are convinced that the Knights Templar in some guise or other control the world. How do they come to this view? A few months ago, I was talking to…

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The Templars, Magna Carta and King John

In 1215, King John was forced into signing the Magna Carta. This document enshrined basic rights and curbed royal power. Strangely, it’s more revered in the US and Australia than it is in the United Kingdom. What is often not…

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Magna Carta – a feminist charter?

There’s been plenty of talk in the UK about the 799th anniversary of Magna Carta this month – with the 800th anniversary looming next year. This was when King John of England was forced to sign a charter of rights…

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The Knights Templar and Magna Carta – an untold story

King John and the Knights Templar got on very well and they helped him through the process of signing Magna Carta

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English Kings whose bodies have disappeared!

The bodies of many famous Kings of England have disappeared over the centuries and never been found again

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Christmas: The Visitation – a medieval depiction

This is one of a series of Christmas posts showing medieval depictions of the birth of Christ and an insight into how a Knight Templar might have celebrated the season. So here goes with The Visitation – the event sacred…

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The birthplace of John the Baptist

Today I visited the birthplace of John the Baptist as part of my journey to Israel. The Franciscan monastery at Ein Karem – a village now swallowed up by Jerusalem – is a nineteenth century construction sitting on top of…

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Why did England expel the Jews in the Middle Ages?

It’s not the most pleasant episode in English medieval history to look back on but it happened during the Templar period and we can’t ignore it. I’m writing about the expulsion of the Jews from England. Fortunately, we have an…

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