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Horrific medieval medical treatments!

Medieval medicine appears very strange to people today. Disease was associated with sin and wrongdoing as Tony McMahon discovers

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Templar era image of the Resurrection

Very often you find images of biblical stories from the Medieval period with Templar knights in armour watching over the crucifixion or resurrection. It doesn’t make historical sense. But I guess that wasn’t so important at the time. Thousands of…

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Where did a Templar go to the toilet?

Tony McMahon discovers how the Knights Templar more than likely went to the toilet during a visit to the castle at Acre in modern Israel

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King Edward mourns his dead queen

Edward I – the king who defeated Braveheart – could never be regarded as a particularly sentimental man but when it came to his wife, he was a clearly a very devoted husband. Eleanor of Castile was the great great…

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TV adverts with medieval themes

Who would have thought that medieval themes could sell stuff? But there are plenty of adverts that have drawn on the medieval period when the Templars were around to shift merchandise. Here are some of them! This Serbian ad requires…

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Medieval comedy at the movies

Comedians take aim at the Middle Ages

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The Forgotten Crusade

Victory and Defeat – part III of the BBC series ‘The Crusades‘ aired tonight in the UK.  Jerusalem had fallen once more to Islam while three Christian kingdoms – Antioch, Tripoli and (confusingly) Jerusalem – clung on to the coastline….

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Did women fight in the Crusades?

It’s a subject that has vexed historians and history buffs – did women fight in the crusades? There are strong claims that they did. But what role did they actually play? Saracen claim of women on crusade The Saracen chronicler…

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The son of the man who killed Macbeth becomes king

Michael Fassbender played Macbeth in the 2015 movie and also starred in Assassins Creed – a film that features the Templars as baddies

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The link between the Three Wise Men and the Knights Templar

The link between the Knights Templar and the Three Wise Men with claims they were all part of an ancient priesthood stretching back to the Solomon era priest Melchizedek

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