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Templar Knights versus Mongol warriors

The Knights Templar were famous for fighting the Muslim Saracens but they also had to confront an enormous army of Mongols in the 13th century

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Templar Rule Book created model campers?

The Templar Rule book laid down stringent instructions that led the knights to be model campers – the tidiest of warriors

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Templars in Leeds – northern knights!

The city of Leeds in northern England has a rich Templar heritage that is often not fully appreciated

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Knights Templar invented bank cheques – or not?

Contrary to what many think the Knights Templar did not invent the bank cheque – but they certainly popularised its use

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Why did King Philip of France crush the Templars?

King Philip of France, as depicted in Knightfall, crushed the Templars because he was short of money

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Templar link to the Turin Shroud?

The Templecombe connection in rumours that the Turin Shroud was once in the hands of the Knights Templar

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Templar Curse of Segovia

The Templar church at Segovia in Spain is dedicated to the True Cross and there is a story of a curious curse put by the knights on the local crows

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The day a Pope gave the Templars a big thumbs up

How the papacy gave the Knights Templar official recognition making the knights answerable only to Rome

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The power of saints relics in the Middle Ages

What was the power behind saints’ relics in the Middle Ages?

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Violence and murder created the Knights Templar

Templar expert Tony McMahon looks at the climate of violence and mayhem that led up to the formation of the Knights Templar in 1118

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