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Did the Pope try to save the Knights Templar?

Pope Clement V tried to save the Knights Templar but found himself up against King Philip of France who got his way as Tony McMahon discovers

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Ten most popular Templar blog posts – of all time!

This blog started way back in 2010 – and I’ve gone back and compiled the top ten most popular Templar blog posts over the last eight years. There are some that are no longer top scoring on the views front…

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Leprosy – a disease that terrified the medieval world!

Templar expert Tony McMahon investigates how the leprosy pandemic terrified the medieval world and led to victims being excluded from mainstream society

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Top ten medieval battles in the movies!

Movie after movie with a great medieval battle scene – Tony McMahon looks at the best of these historical hack ‘n slash pictures at the cinema

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The Knights Templar massacre in Cyprus

The Knights Templar had an unhappy time trying to rule Cyprus faced with a revolt they had to crush with a massacre of the local population

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The Battle of Hattin – from the Saracen point of view

The crusaders and Knights Templar suffered a horrific defeat at the Battle of Hattin and Tony McMahon examines the Saracen point of view of their victory

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Siege of Tiberias and disaster at Hattin

Tiberias – near to where the Battle of Hattin took place

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