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How the murder of Thomas Becket netted the Templars a tidy sum

The murder of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, by Henry II led to a massive pay out to the Knights Templar

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Great Templar event at the Bradford Literature Festival where I spoke

The Knight Templar event at the Bradford Literature Festival chaired by Remona Aly with speakers Helen Nicholson and Tony McMahon was a huge success on 30 June 2018

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Was Jacques De Molay really the last Grand Master of the Templars?

Was another Grand Master called Larmenius appointed by Jacques De Molay before he was burned at the stake?

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The medieval chroniclers who hated the Knights Templar

The medieval contemporaries of the Knights Templar who hated the order and criticised them

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Five movies that feature the Knights Templar

Movies that feature the Knights Templar in their plots from 1972 to the present day

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A unique glimpse of the everyday life of the Knights Templar

Helen Nicholson talks about her book The Everyday Life of the Templars – a look at how the Templars lived and worked

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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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Templar hero: Hugh de Payens

Hugh de Payens – founder of the Knights Templar

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How would a Knight Templar celebrate Christmas?

Christmas. What’s not to like? The decorations, pudding, cake, fir tree decked with lights, Santa Claus and his little elves. Now imagine a Christmas without any of these things. Then you’re getting closer to Yuletide at the time of the…

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Sacred statues without hair and clothes

I was in Lisbon in August of this year and made an interesting discovery… This year, I was walking up a steep hill in Lisbon to visit the medieval cathedral. This austere fortress-like edifice was built after the city was…

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