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SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Was cannibalism practised during the Crusades?

A special investigation by the Templar Knight blog into medieval allegations that human meat was eaten by soldiers during the Crusades

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Jacob’s Ford – Templar massacre revisited

It was the turn of Channel Four in the UK to look at the Saracen massacre of Knights Templar at Jacob’s Ford in 1179 after this subject was visited by National Geographic earlier this year. The programme gave some interesting…

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The Conquest of Jerusalem – a crusader war crime

The conquest of Jerusalem in the year 1099 was, by any standards, a war crime. Even those who wrote about it at the time were taken aback by the ferocity of the onslaught by Prince Tancred. The city’s Muslim, Jewish…

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