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Does the secret Chinon parchment exonerate the Knights Templar as claimed?

Why the Chinon Parchment found in the secret Vatican archives does not exonerate the Knights Templar from the charge of heresy

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Friday 13th and the end of the Knights Templar

It’s one of those weeks again when a Friday 13th occurs and our thoughts turn to the Knights Templar. So why is the 13th so significant? On the morning of Friday 13th October 1307, a huge dawn raid saw Templars…

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Ten accusations made against the Knights Templar

In 1307, the Knights Templar were rounded up, imprisoned and tortured under secret orders issued by the King of France. The trials of top Templars would last for years and lead to many being burnt at the stake including the…

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Top Ten Heresies against the Catholic church

The Knights Templar were accused of being heretics by the Catholic church after two centuries of loyal service to…..the Catholic church! But the church had been busy rooting out and slaying heretics for hundreds of years before the Templars were…

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Last Templar Grand Master executed on March 18th

The year was 1314 and in front of the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar was burnt at the stake in front of a huge crowd. After two hundred years of crusading,…

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Who was Jacques de Molay – last Templar Grand Master?

Everybody knows that Friday the 13th is unlucky because it was the day that Jacques de Molay and the last Knights Templar were rounded up and imprisoned by King Philip of France. De Molay would eventually be burnt to death…

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Origins of the Knights Templar

As is often said, the Templars were the first multinational corporation – through a network of preceptories across Europe and the Middle East, engaged in farming, shipping and finance to fund their crusading activities. The Templar Timeline 1118 – Foundation…

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Templars take on the Welsh

In the 1180s, the king of England and Anjou – Henry II – was looking to consolidate his hold on Wales, a troublesome western province of his Angevin empire.  Wales would make a renewed bid for independence at the end…

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