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The Templars – the mystery of their first ten years!

The first ten years of the Knights Templar is shrouded in mystery as Tony McMahon discovers

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Five great novels on the Knights Templar

Five books that transport you back to the world of the Knights Templar – capturing the sense of time and place, bringing to life the mysteries and secrets. Which novels should you be taking on your summer holidays? Here’s some…

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The Templars and Islam – friends or enemies?

When the Knights Templar were put on trial – they were accused of being too close to the Saracens. It was inferred that they were essentially in league with Islam. Though this may seem crazy, there is evidence that the…

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The Knights Templar versus the medieval chroniclers

The Knights Templar got a terrible write up from medieval chroniclers like Walter Map and William of Tyre

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Five juicy facts about the Knights Templar!

Five facts about the Knights Templar that you may never have known from Templar expert Tony McMahon

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Ten best medieval TV series!

The Ten Best TV Series set in the medieval period from The Last Kingdom to Vikings and Game of Thrones – you choose your favourite!

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A medieval object called an Oliphant made from an elephant

A medieval object called an Oliphant made from a real elephant – that you can see in York Minster in England

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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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Reusing Roman buildings during the Templar period

Medieval walls were often built on top of earlier Roman fortifications as can be seen in York

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A corner of medieval London

Yesterday, I was in the City of London and standing outside Bank tube station, I took three photos to examine the Templar-era medieval history of one small corner of the great city that I live in and adore. Without moving…

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