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Newark Castle – Knights Templar prison

Newark Castle saw many English Knights Templar imprisoned in its dungeons interrogated and tortured after the order was suppressed in 1307

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Pope Urban II – architect of the Crusades

Meet Pope Urban II – architect of the Crusades. In 1095, His Holiness resolved to launch a new kind of war against forces in the Middle East he believed threatened Christianity. The Byzantine emperor had sent him a desperate letter…

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The Dark Truths of the Templars – watch me on TV expose some secrets

I will be appearing as a guest several times in a special edition of Forbidden History devoted to exposing the secrets of the Knights Templar. Presented by Jamie Theakston and broadcast on UKTV/Yesterday TV, Forbidden History asks the questions you…

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How was medieval Easter celebrated?

Medieval Easter was way more important than Easter is today. Two reasons. One was the celebration of the resurrection of Christ and the other was the rebirth of the countryside. In feudal rural societies – never far from starvation –…

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The Walking Dead 800 years ago!

The walking dead in the Middle Ages

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What links Joseph of Arimathea to the Knights Templar?

Tony McMahon investigates the link between Joseph of Arimathea and the Knights Templar via the Holy Grail

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Five great novels on the Knights Templar

Five books that transport you back to the world of the Knights Templar – capturing the sense of time and place, bringing to life the mysteries and secrets. Which novels should you be taking on your summer holidays? Here’s some…

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Were the Knights Templar secretly part of the Cathar heresy?

The Knights Templar were accused of rejecting the divinity of Christ, spitting on the crucifix, not believing the church sacraments and conducting their own masses without a properly consecrated priest. They emerged in France in the 12th century at the…

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The Templars and Islam – friends or enemies?

When the Knights Templar were put on trial – they were accused of being too close to the Saracens. It was inferred that they were essentially in league with Islam. Though this may seem crazy, there is evidence that the…

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Where did all the Templar treasure disappear to?

There are accounts that the Knights Templar became pirates to hide their treasure and steal yet more

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