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The most horrific disease at the time of the Knights Templar

The horror of leprosy in the Middle Ages

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Top ten medieval battles – in the movies

Here are ten movies with great medieval battles! The first is the Battle of Montgisard in 1177 where the leper king of Jerusalem Baldwin IV managed to defeat a numerically superior Saracen force. Here’s how the movie Arn portrayed it….

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Cyprus and the Knights Templar – a grim Easter anniversary!

The Mediterranean island of Cyprus is now racked by a financial crisis.  Demonstrators have taken to the streets in their thousands as savers have been forced to hand up to as much as 10% of their savings to bail out…

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The grave of the Prophet to be destroyed – but not by crusaders

During the crusades, there were numerous plans to try and invade Mecca and Medina to dig up the Prophet Mohammed and despoil the holy places. The view of Templars and all crusaders was that Islam had been a terrible heresy, a…

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The Battle of Hattin – from the Saracen point of view

For eight centuries, fans of the crusades have rightly held their heads in shame at the memory of the battle known as the Horns of Hattin. It was here that Saladin brilliantly ran rings round the Templar and Christian forces…

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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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