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Bringing the bible to life medieval style

Every year in towns across Europe – scenes from the bible are re-enacted with colourful processions. In the Portuguese town of Viana do Castelo – August is when the passion of Christ is acted out. But the centre of attention…

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Viagem Medieval – Santa Maria da Feira

Viagem Medieval is an annual historical festival in the town of Santa Maria da Feira in northern Portugal and a must for Templar fans

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Medieval Porto in northern Portugal

Porto is my mother’s birthplace so hugely significant to me – a place where I developed a love for medieval history. Looming above the eighteenth century city centre is a mass of granite topped by the medieval cathedral. In front…

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Medieval fair I visited in Portugal this weekend

The Feira Medieval in Caminha is an annual trip back in time where the whole town of Caminha in northern Portugal enters the spirit of the Middle Ages. There are knights and wenches everywhere with stalls serving hearty chivalric food….

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Being Jewish in medieval Europe

The fervour of the Crusades often saw public anger turn against Jewish people in medieval Europe. There were brutal assaults and even murder. Though the horror experienced by medieval Jewish people would not equal the industrial scale nightmare that we…

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Templar rides across Canada advocating chivalry

You couldn’t make it up – here’s the news report from CTV and you can see the entire report and TV footage HERE.  You can also follow the progress across Canada of this latter day Templar on his WEBSITE. Vanessa…

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How to survive a medieval pandemic!

Tony McMahon looks at how to survive a medieval pandemic by examining the comments and actions of people who went through the Black Death

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Quest for the True Cross – FAQs

Quest For The True Cross is a Templar adventure novel by Tony McMahon

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Abu al-Quasim – the father of modern surgery

Abu al-Qasim was the father of modern surgery and a great example of a thinker from the era of the medieval Muslim caliphate in Spain

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The murder of Thomas Becket

No event shook late twelfth century England as much as the cold-blooded murder of the Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket in his own cathedral.  The knights who plunged their swords in to him as he clutched at his altar believed…

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