The Templar Knight

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Top Ten movies about the Middle Ages

The top ten movies about the Middle Ages – how Hollywood has depicted the medieval period.

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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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Templar massacre at Jacob’s Ford in Syria

Jacob’s Ford was the scene of a huge massacre of the Knights Templar by a furious Saladin humiliated by his earlier defeat at Montgisard

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Templar armour explained – cloaks

The Knights Templar had one of the most recognisable brands in the Middle Ages. Who didn’t know those white mantles with red crosses and what they represented? There were strict rules about how a Templar presented himself on the battlefield…

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John the Baptist and the Knights Templar

The Knights Templar may have been exposed to many heretical views in the east including the Johannite heresy that venerated John the Baptist above Jesus Christ

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Why the Knights Templar built round churches

The Knights Templar built round churches throughout Christendom to remind themselves of the Holy Sepulchre in far off Jerusalem in the Holy Land

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The Templars and the Head of Baphomet!

Did the Templars find the head of Baphomet in Constantinople and if they did, what exactly is Baphomet?

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Were the Knights Templar illiterate?

There is a widespread belief that the Knights Templar were illiterate but Tony McMahon argues that this makes no sense when you look at their history

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Templars and sodomy – were the knights really gay?

The Templars are often accused of being gay or more particularly sodomites but this may have been a propaganda slur

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