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The Knights Hospitaller in north London

All the time I’m discovering places where the Knights Templar and the Knights Hospitaller had bases of operation in England. Today, I had a big surprise. On the site of Alexandra Palace in north London, the Knights Hospitaller once had…

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Sacred statues without hair and clothes

A discovery in Lisbon… This year, I was walking up a steep hill in Lisbon to visit the medieval cathedral. The cathedral is a very austere, fortress-like construction and that’s no accident. It was built in the years after a…

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The power of saints relics in the Middle Ages

What was the power behind saints’ relics in the Middle Ages?

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Battle of Montgisard – leper king anniversary

A look back at how the Knights Templar delivered a stunning victory at the battle of Montgisard

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