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The Battle of Hattin – from the Saracen point of view

The crusaders and Knights Templar suffered a horrific defeat at the Battle of Hattin and Tony McMahon examines the Saracen point of view of their victory

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German Templars, Haifa and the Nazis

The extraordinary story of a group of Germans who settled in Haifa in Israel called themselves Templars but then became Nazis

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Martim Moniz – Portuguese crusader hero – an interview with him…

Martim Moniz was a Portuguese crusader who fought with the first king of Portugal – Dom Afonso Henriques – when he conquered what was then the Islamic city of Al-Usbuna which would subsequently become the Christian capital of Portugal…Lisbon. Many…

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Siege of Tiberias and disaster at Hattin

Tiberias – near to where the Battle of Hattin took place

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The Holy Sepulchre – sacred to the Knights Templar

Templar expert Tony McMahon investigates why the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem was so venerated by the Knights Templar in the Middle Ages

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My photos from inside the tomb of Jesus in Jerusalem!

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre was a place of worship that the Knights Templar venerated. So much so that Templar churches all over Europe were modelled on this circular church. And at its centre, still today, is the alleged…

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The exact spot where Jesus was crucified – photos taken in Jerusalem last week

 

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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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Medieval Killer Priests who terrorised battlefields!

Medieval killer priests were men of the cloth who had no qualms about getting into armour and clubbing their enemies to death in battle

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