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History podcasts on the way – lockdown relief!

Tony McMahon will shortly begin broadcasting a new series of history podcasts covering all kinds of weird and wonderful subjects

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Is Knight Templar bravery a myth?

Templar expert Tony McMahon examines how loyal and brave the Knights Templar actually were in reality

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Templar hero: André de Montbard

Who was André de Montbard – fifth Grand Master of the Knights Templar?

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Buried – Templar treasure quest on History!

Tony McMahon appeared in the History TV documentary series Buried on the search for the lost treasure of the Knights Templar

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Al-Karak – crusader jewel in Jordan

The castle of Al-Karak in Jordan – الكرك – الأردن  – was visited by my good self in 2013. It is one of the great crusader forts still standing in the region. Unfortunately, three years after my visit, ISIS terrorists…

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Discipline in a Knight Templar squadron

How discipline was enforced in a Templar squadron with strict adherence to the Rule book

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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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Templar armour explained – head gear

What did a Templar wear on his head when going into battle? The fact is that the helmet worn by the knights changed over the centuries starting as something more Norman in character and ending up with the big sugar-loaf…

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Knight roasted to death in his armour

Pity Sir Edmund Springhouse who was roasted in his own armour while fighting the French – a typical horror of medieval warfare

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The Knights of Malta seen in Baghdad – apparently!

The Knights Templar have provided a feeding frenzy for conspiracy theorists for centuries. So, it’s kind of refreshing to see another religious military order – the Knights of Malta – getting the same treatment. I joke, of course. Allegations about…

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