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Newark Castle – Knights Templar prison

Newark Castle saw many English Knights Templar imprisoned in its dungeons interrogated and tortured after the order was suppressed in 1307

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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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Top medieval bad guys – Kings to Popes!

Tony McMahon looks at one medieval bad guy after another to decide who was the most evil man in the Middle Ages among popes and kings

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Richard the Lionheart – not such a good king!

Richard the Lionheart is often depicted as a heroic figure in contrast to his brother King John but is this just propaganda? Was Richard actually a terrible despot?

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King John and the Templar master

The role that the Templar knights played supporting King John during the signing of the Magna Carta

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