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The real Arn – Swedish knight templar

Who was the real Arn Magnusson – the Swedish Templar? The Templar Knight blog looks at this movie in more depth

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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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Season of the Witch – Nicholas Cage and the Templars

Season of the Witch – a Templar movie with Nicholas Cage that isn’t quite as bad as you may think

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Did the Holy Grail and Jesus Christ come to England?

In the Middle Ages, it was believed that Jesus worked as a miner in England and that his uncle Joseph of Arimathea brought the Holy Grail to Somerset

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Top Ten movies about the Middle Ages

The top ten movies about the Middle Ages – how Hollywood has depicted the medieval period.

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Horrible things that happened in medieval sieges!

Some of the brutality and horror that used to occur during medieval sieges to intimidate the enemy

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Templar massacre at Jacob’s Ford in Syria

As the name suggests – Jacob’s Ford was a crossing point in the Holy Land where the river Jordan could be traversed. It was a hundred miles from Jerusalem where the leper king Baldwin IV ruled and felt somewhat emboldened…

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Yorkshire Templars arrested in fateful year of 1308

The arrest of the Templars at Temple Newsam in Yorkshire came as a shock to the knights because they had got on very well with the king’s father

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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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