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Knights Templar links to the Cathar heresy

There were links between the Knights Templar and the Cathars or Albigensian heresy that might explain why the King of France crushed the Templars

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Ajlun Castle – fortress built by Saladin

Ajlun Castle – sometimes spelt Ajloun – was built by the nephew of Saladin to protect the route into Damascus from crusader invaders

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The biblical city of Gadara in Jordan

The Templar Knight blog has just visited the biblical city of Gadara – part of the Decapolis – and now known as Um Qais to see its Roman ruins

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The Turcopole – a Templar’s best friend?

A Turcopole was a lightly armed auxiliary recruited in the east by the Knights Templar to supplement their fighting ability in the Crusades

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Were the Crusades based on medieval Fake News?

Medieval fake news may have started two hundred years of Crusades with a forged letter from the Byzantine emperor to the Christian west begging for help

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The ancient souk of Aleppo in Syria is destroyed

Gosh – what can one say? The horror being faced by the people of Syria is stomach churning and to add to their misery, the very buildings that have given them both pleasure and a livelihood from tourists are being…

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Syria – historic sites being blasted in civil war

I wish that headline was a bit of journalist hyperbole – but the pictures say otherwise. We’d all like to think that in the current civil war in Syria, its Roman and crusader sites – jewels that should be treasured…

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Templar war in medieval Spain!

The Knights Templar in medieval Spain were at the forefront of the long war against the Muslim caliphate that eventually resulted in victory

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Saladin the merciful – think again!

The truth about Saladin the merciful and his war against the Crusaders and Knights Templar

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Usury and the Knights Templar

The differences and similarities between Jewish moneylenders and the Knights Templar in the Middle Ages

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