The Templar Knight

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London riots – in the Middle Ages

London has a long history of riots going back hundreds of years to the Middle Ages

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Medieval friars who chronicled the Knights Templar

Franciscan friars who recorded the destruction of the Knights Templar

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How the plague ravaged medieval London

You could spend a ghoulish holiday in London searching out its plague pits and forgotten cemeteries – if you wanted to. Good way to start would be to buy the book ‘Necropolis’ which is an excellent primer on where to…

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London was once a walled city – but the wall has all but disappeared

London once had a wall that surrounded the city but it’s been demolished over the centuries

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Knights Templar pub in London

The Knights Templar pub on Chancery Lane in London is near where I work and I was there last night.  It’s actually situated in between where the original Templar preceptory was (near Chancery Lane tube station under a modern edifice…

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Templars and sodomy – were the knights really gay?

The Templars are often accused of being gay or more particularly sodomites but this may have been a propaganda slur

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London Beefeater loses the plot – or not

Knights Templar in London would have known and seen the Tower of London – a fortress built by the Normans in the 11th century after they had invaded England. It’s still there today but now surrounded by skyscrapers and modern…

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Strange non-biblical tales of Jesus

In the medieval period there were stories about the teenage Jesus that had nothing to do with the bible and were completely made up

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How the Templar church in London changed over the centuries

The many changes that have made to the ancient Templar church in London that featured in the Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

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King John and the Templar master

The role that the Templar knights played supporting King John during the signing of the Magna Carta

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