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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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English churches transformed since the Knights Templar era

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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Templar knights, Indiana Jones and Petra

The final scene of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is in Petra – a magnificent historical site where a Knight Templar guards the Holy Grail

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Were bombs used in the Crusades?

Templar expert Tony McMahon on a visit to a medieval castle in Jordan found evidence that bombs were used in the medieval Crusades

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Leicester church with Roman, medieval and Victorian bits!

A church in the English city of Leicester combines Roman, medieval and Victorian elements in a very eclectic architectural mix

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Secret crypts of medieval Coventry Cathedral

The city of Coventry was bombed by the Luftwaffe in 1940 destroying its medieval cathedral but archaeologists are now exploring its secret crypts

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Knights Templar medieval video games

The Knights Templar have been a huge influence on medieval video games sometimes as the good guys but very often as the villains

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