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How English churches have radically transformed since the Knights Templar

How English churches have radically transformed since the Knights Templar with the removal of rood screens and whitewashing of walls

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The medieval splendour of York

I spent a weekend in York recently and can’t recommend enough that you visit this northern English city that’s dripping with history.  Here are some images to whet your appetite!

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Christmas: How to show a God being incarnated

From the start of Christianity, there had been stormy debate about the nature of Christ’s divinity and his humanity. Early Christians were bitterly divided over whether he was all human, all divine or a bit of both. Some thought he…

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Christmas: The Visitation – a medieval depiction

This is one of a series of Christmas posts showing medieval depictions of the birth of Christ and an insight into how a Knight Templar might have celebrated the season. So here goes with The Visitation – the event sacred…

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Saint James – patron saint of crusaders

How Saint James became the patron saint of crusaders and his shrine at Santiago de Compostela

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Desposyni – the blood line of Jesus – defended by the Knights Templar

What is the bloodline of Jesus and why are the Knights Templar linked to the idea that Jesus Christ had a family and descendants

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Bizarre and unpleasant relics of saints!

There are some truly bizarre relics of saints from the Middle Ages and the Templars were fond of collecting them

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