The Templar Knight

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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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Ironclad – teaser trailer

A quick look at Ironclad the movie

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Usury and the Knights Templar

The differences and similarities between Jewish moneylenders and the Knights Templar in the Middle Ages

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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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Templars – timeline to termination!

Here is the timeline for the arrest, trial and execution of the Knights Templar from the year 1307 onwards

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Assassin’s Creed – so did the REAL assassins hate the Templars that much?

Did the real Knights Templar hate the Assassins? The claim made in Assassin’s Creed may not be true

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What is the Pentagram symbol doing in Templar churches?

In some Templar churches – most notably in Portugal – you can see the pentagram symbol but what does it mean?

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