The Templar Knight

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The Fourth Crusade and the sack of Constantinople

Constantinople was destroyed during the Fourth Crusade – a treacherous act by Christian crusaders in the year 1204 led by Venice

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Where did a Templar go to the toilet?

Tony McMahon discovers how the Knights Templar more than likely went to the toilet during a visit to the castle at Acre in modern Israel

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The Jews and Bernard of Clairvaux

Bernard of Clairvaux – friend of Jewish people? Bernard of Clairvaux was the great spiritual force behind the Templars – the Cistercian ascetic who promoted the Order in its early years and is believed to have largely authored the Rule….

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Holy Sepulchre – sacred to the Knights Templar!

Images from a visit by Templar expert Tony McMahon to the Holy Sepulchre in 2012. This church is the reputed sight of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

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The location of the Last Supper in Jerusalem

Templar expert Tony McMahon visits the site of the Last Supper in Jerusalem which also happens to be the site of King David’s tomb

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The birthplace of John the Baptist

Today I visited the birthplace of John the Baptist as part of my journey to Israel. The Franciscan monastery at Ein Karem – a village now swallowed up by Jerusalem – is a nineteenth century construction sitting on top of…

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Temple Mount – HQ of the Knights Templar

The Temple Mount in Jerusalem was once the site of the Jewish Temple but it was also the HQ for the Knights Templar

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Trip to Israel – more on historical Jaffa

Jaffa is now part of what is called Tel Aviv-Yafo in modern day Israel. A city with a long and historic past, it changed hands in ancient times between ancient Egyptians, conquering Greeks and of course the Romans. From the…

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TV adverts with medieval themes

Who would have thought that medieval themes could sell stuff? But there are plenty of adverts that have drawn on the medieval period when the Templars were around to shift merchandise. Here are some of them! This Serbian ad requires…

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

An odd tale from the medieval period… A Yuletide feast at the court of King Arthur is interrupted by a strange figure who enters on horseback.  He has a green beard, green robes and is riding a green horse.  He…

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