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The Chinon parchment – a papal exoneration of the Knights Templar?

Why the Chinon Parchment found in the secret Vatican archives does not exonerate the Knights Templar from the charge of heresy

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Templar hero: Gerard de Ridefort

Templar hero: Gerard de Ridefort – the life story of a Grand Master in Jerusalem

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Buried – Templar treasure quest on History!

Tony McMahon appeared in the History TV documentary series Buried on the search for the lost treasure of the Knights Templar

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How a Knight Templar celebrated Christmas!

Templar expert Tony McMahon looks at how Christmas would have been celebrated by the Knights Templar – welcome to a medieval Christmas of feasting!

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Wolfram von Eschenbach links the Templars to the Holy Grail

Were the Knights Templar really the guardians of the Holy Grail?

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Friday 13th and the end of the Knights Templar

It’s one of those weeks again when a Friday the 13th occurs and our thoughts turn to the Knights Templar. So why is Friday the 13th so significant? On the morning of Friday the 13th October 1307, a huge dawn…

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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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Ten accusations made against the Knights Templar

In 1307, the Knights Templar were rounded up, imprisoned and tortured under secret orders issued by the King of France. The trials of top Templars would last for years and lead to many being burnt at the stake including the…

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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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How to play medieval Chess

Medieval chess resembled our modern game in most respects but there were key differences in how pieces moved and the board appearance

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