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Templar hero: Gualdim Pais

The life story of Gualdim Pais – grand master of the Knight Templar in Portugal

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Templar hero: Hugh de Payens

Templar expert Tony McMahon looks at Hugh de Payens – founder of the Knights Templar

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Friday 13th and the end of the Knights Templar

It’s one of those weeks again when a Friday the 13th occurs and our thoughts turn to the Knights Templar. So why is Friday the 13th so significant? On the morning of Friday the 13th October 1307, a huge dawn…

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Lisbon – from a Muslim to a Christian city

The conquest of Lisbon in the Crusades from its Muslim rulers was achieved by diverting a huge crusader army from all over Europe

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Top Ten Heresies against the Catholic church

The Knights Templar were accused of heresy – one of the worst crimes in the Middle Ages which had dire consequences

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Templars – timeline to termination!

Here is the timeline for the arrest, trial and execution of the Knights Templar from the year 1307 onwards

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