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Jacob’s Ford – Templar massacre revisited

It was the turn of Channel Four in the UK to look at the Saracen massacre of Knights Templar at Jacob’s Ford in 1179 after this subject was visited by National Geographic earlier this year. The programme gave some interesting…

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Why were the Knights Templar formed?

To find the Holy Grail of course! Well, that’s if you subscribe to the Dan Brown view of things.  But what was the official narrative for the foundation of the Templars?  Michael Haag in his book ‘The Templars’ recounts the…

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How the plague ravaged medieval London

The Coronavirus has hit London hard but for centuries plague has stalked this city and the victims are buried right under your feet

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Battle of Hattin – disaster for the Knights Templar

The Battle of Hattin was a disaster for the crusaders and the Knights Templar leading to the eventual loss of Jerusalem as Tony McMahon discovers

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Medieval Barcelona – San Jordi and the dragon

San Jordi is a saint celebrated in the Spanish city of Barcelona which has a long and proud history through the medieval era and back to the Romans

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From the Knights Templar to the Order of Christ!

Portugal didn’t crush the Knights Templar but instead turned them into a new organisation called the Order of Christ

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The Templar history of Syria

Syria was a prized possession of the Knights Templar – or at least parts of it – before the knights were forced out of the country

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Templar armour explained – horse coverings

Templars needed to cut a dash on the battlefield. First into battle and last out – they had to be recognisable and pushing that all important Templar brand. One way to achieve this was through the covering of their horse…

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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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Braveheart versus the Knights Templar!

Here’s a Knights Templar fact you never knew about the movie Braveheart. In one of the Scottish hero’s biggest military clashes – two Knight Templar grand masters were killed! Mel Gibson missed the chance to depict a truly epic scene…

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