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Terrible and random acts of violence in medieval Europe!

Stephen Pinker writes about some of the terrible and random acts of violence in medieval Europe

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Richard the Lionheart – not such a good king!

Richard the Lionheart is often depicted as a heroic figure in contrast to his brother King John but is this just propaganda? Was Richard actually a terrible despot?

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Secrets of the Knights Templar revealed!

Secrets of the Knights Templar revealed on The Templar Knight blog such as how they wore their hair and eating habits

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Torture and violence – medieval style!

Medieval torture and violence was shocking for its frequency with the state executing and torturing in the name of the law and crime rampant

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DMV – deserted medieval villages of England

A DMV is a deserted medieval village and there are many ghost villages in England that are only now being rediscovered thanks to modern technology

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Jacob’s Ford – Templar massacre revisited

It was the turn of Channel Four in the UK to look at the Saracen massacre of Knights Templar at Jacob’s Ford in 1179 after this subject was visited by National Geographic earlier this year. The programme gave some interesting…

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Knights Templar farm opens in England

Saddlescombe is a Templar farm that shows us how the knights made money from farming to finance the crusades

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Strange medieval graffiti in an English church

There is some very strange ancient graffiti in the church of St Mary in Ashwell in the county of Hertfordshire

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Why were the Knights Templar formed?

To find the Holy Grail of course! Well, that’s if you subscribe to the Dan Brown view of things.  But what was the official narrative for the foundation of the Templars?  Michael Haag in his book ‘The Templars’ recounts the…

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London riots – medieval style!

London has been having riots for centuries whether it was over the 14th century poll tax or a hatred of a particular queen – it’s always been a rough city

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