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Ironclad – not historically accurate but a fun Templar movie

Ironclad is not factually correct but it’s an amusing take on the Templars and the medieval period

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Medieval friars who chronicled the Knights Templar

Franciscan friars who recorded the destruction of the Knights Templar

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Funeral effigies – how the dead appeared at their own burial

Wooden figures of the dead were often placed next to tombs – life like images of the deceased

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Gothic letters as painted by monks in to medieval bibles

These are some royalty free images of Gothic letters that I thought were very attractive and have decided to share with you for no particular reason, other than a shared interest in this period.

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Horrible ways to die five hundred years ago

The BBC has run an article online today about how recorded cases in Tudor times of people dying in rather unfortunate ways.  This included a maypole falling over, a woman picking cabbage leaves by a moat and tumbling in and…

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Medieval video games – are they getting it right?

There’s some amazing medieval video games out there but do they reflect the real horror of medieval battles and sieges – Tony McMahon reports

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London was once a walled city – but the wall has all but disappeared

Medieval London was a walled city and there’s a still a street called London Wall that follows where the now demolished wall once stood

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Battle of Hattin – the aftermath of a shocking defeat

The aftermath of the Battle of Hattin was the slaughter of Knights Templar who refused to convert and the killing of Raynald de Chatillon

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Medieval Barcelona – San Jordi and the dragon

San Jordi is a saint celebrated in the Spanish city of Barcelona which has a long and proud history through the medieval era and back to the Romans

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