The Templar Knight

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Templar armour explained – cloaks

The Knights Templar had one of the most recognisable brands in the Middle Ages. Who didn’t know those white mantles with red crosses and what they represented? There were strict rules about how a Templar presented himself on the battlefield…

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When Braveheart killed two Templar masters

Mel Gibson missed the chance to depict a truly epic scene in his movie Braveheart – the killing of two leading Knights Templar by his hero’s forces. And it’s something based in fact! Because both the grand master of England and the…

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Knight roasted to death in his armour

The horror for medieval knights of being roasted to death in their metal armour

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Saint James – the apostle who went to Spain

How Saint James became the patron saint of crusaders and his shrine at Santiago de Compostela

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The Templar Westford Knight is disappearing!

The supposed grave of a Templar knight in Westford Massachusetts is fast being eroded away

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Templar bankers – thwarting Robin Hood

How did the Knights Templar make it harder for men like Robin Hood to rob the rich by operating a sophisticated financial system?

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What are the links between the Freemasons and the Knights Templar?

The links between the Knights Templar and the Freemasons exposed

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The grim scenes that led the Knights Templar to be formed

The Knights Templar were formed as a result of attacks on pilgrims coming into Jerusalem who were attacked on the roads by Saracens

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Knights Templar subdue Wales!

King Henry II used the Knights Templar to subdue the troublesome principality of Wales

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Top Ten Martyred Saints!

The top ten martyred saints – many of whom were revered by the Knights Templar

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