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A unique glimpse of the everyday life of the Knights Templar

Helen Nicholson talks about her book The Everyday Life of the Templars – a look at how the Templars lived and worked

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My Templar book just out in hardback – in the Czech Republic

Europe’s leading publisher Bertelsmann has just published Quest For The True Cross through its Euromedia imprint in the Czech Republic.  Three hardback copies arrived for me in the post today – very exciting!  Unfortunately, I don’t speak a work of…

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Huge plague pit discovered in London – Black Death victims

There’s now no doubt that a grisly discovery in London is a mass grave of Black Death victims from the 14th century.  For those of you in the United States and elsewhere, there has already been news and documentary coverage…

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The Knights Templar and Magna Carta – an untold story

King John and the Knights Templar got on very well and they helped him through the process of signing Magna Carta

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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 glory of… Southampton

The medieval history of Southampton shows a large influx of Normans and close relationships with France

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Medieval murdery mystery – question for all of you!

Here is a test of your medieval knowledge – can any of you tell me what terrible deed happened in this tower?

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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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Who invented the crib of Jesus and nativity scene?

My Irish grandmother used to usher myself and my sister into her room at Christmas to show off her nativity set. There was the crib of Jesus centre stage, Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, three kings and a couple of…

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Who was Jacques de Molay – last Templar Grand Master?

Everybody knows that Friday the 13th is unlucky because it was the day that Jacques de Molay and the last Knights Templar were rounded up and imprisoned by King Philip of France. De Molay would eventually be burnt to death…

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