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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?

The idea that the Knights Templar control the world is surprisingly common on social media and online forums so Tony McMahon investigates why

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The Templars, Magna Carta and King John

Question: What connects “bad” King John, the famous Magna Carta and the Knights Templar? Answer: A lot more than you think! In 1215, King John was forced into signing the Magna Carta. This document enshrined basic rights and curbed royal…

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Magna Carta – a feminist charter?

Magna Carta is a surprisingly progressive charter for the year 1215 and some of its provisions border on being feminist as Tony McMahon reports

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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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Capurneum – visit to the hometown of Jesus

The Templar Knight blog visited Capurneum – also known as Capharnaum – and discovered the hometown of Jesus later hit by the huge Galilee Earthquake of 749

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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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