The Templar Knight

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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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The more bizarre and strange saints

The Knights Templar were keen on their saint martyrs – the upper class Roman woman Euphemia for example, butchered in the arena during the reign of the Emperor Diocletian in the early fourth century AD. Many of these saints were…

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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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