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The link between the Three Wise Men and the Knights Templar

The link between the Knights Templar and the Three Wise Men with claims they were all part of an ancient priesthood stretching back to the Solomon era priest Melchizedek

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Terrible and random acts of violence in medieval Europe!

Stephen Pinker writes about some of the terrible and random acts of violence in medieval Europe

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Telling the time in the Middle Ages

Telling the time in the Middle Ages was not an exact science but there were smart ways of knowing the hour of the day

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Ironclad – not historically accurate but a fun Templar movie

Ironclad is not factually correct but it’s an amusing take on the Templars and the medieval period

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An English king, the Knights Templar and a pawnbroker

King Henry III pawned his own crown to the Knights Templar in Paris who acted like pawnbrokers giving the king some ready cash in return

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The more bizarre and strange saints

The Catholic church is full of strange saints with very odd stories as Templar expert Tony McMahon discovers with a bit of digging around

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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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