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Five great novels on the Knights Templar

Five books that transport you back to the world of the Knights Templar – capturing the sense of time and place, bringing to life the mysteries and secrets. Which novels should you be taking on your summer holidays? Here’s some…

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Were the Knights Templar secretly part of the Cathar heresy?

The Knights Templar were accused of rejecting the divinity of Christ, spitting on the crucifix, not believing the church sacraments and conducting their own masses without a properly consecrated priest. They emerged in France in the 12th century at the…

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Were the charges against the Templars trumped up?

Here’s one bit of evidence that says yes – they were. In 1307, the Templars were accused of some terrible crimes – by medieval standards. Christ’s divinity was being denied in their secret initiation ceremonies. They venerated idols, possibly including…

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What exactly were the Templars accused of?

Philip the Fair issued orders to arrest every Templar knight but what exactly were the charges and why did he take such action?

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How the chronicler William of Tyre described the foundation of the Knights Templar

The early history of the Knights Templar according to William of Tyre

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Was this really a Templar church?

I have been travelling round Italy and will be sharing some amazing videos and images from that incredible country in the next few posts. To begin with, here is a church in the medieval town of San Gimignano that claims…

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Were the medieval Assassins the precursors of ISIS in the 21st century?

Was the medieval cult of the Assassins a precursor to the 21st century terrorists of ISIS or Daesh?

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Templar church in London – my visit in 2014

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The Templars and Magna Carta

King John and the Knights Templar got on very well and they helped him through the process of signing Magna Carta

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Constantinople – at the time of the Crusades

The sack of Constantinople by crusaders during the Fourth Crusade in 1204 was a battle of Christian against Christian

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