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SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Cannibal horror in the Crusades?

A special investigation by the Templar Knight blog into medieval allegations that human meat was eaten by soldiers during the Crusades

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Lisbon – from a Muslim to a Christian city

The conquest of Lisbon in the Crusades from its Muslim rulers was achieved by diverting a huge crusader army from all over Europe

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The Forgotten Templar Crusade – Spain and Portugal

The Knights Templar were involved in a bitter seven centuries long crusade in Spain and Portugal between Christian and Muslim kingdoms

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Viagem Medieval – Santa Maria da Feira

Viagem Medieval is an annual historical festival in the town of Santa Maria da Feira in northern Portugal and a must for Templar fans

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Medieval Porto in northern Portugal

Porto is my mother’s birthplace so hugely significant to me – a place where I developed a love for medieval history. Looming above the eighteenth century city centre is a mass of granite topped by the medieval cathedral. In front…

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Martim Moniz – Portuguese crusader hero – an interview with him…

Martim Moniz was a Portuguese crusader who fought with the first king of Portugal – Dom Afonso Henriques – when he conquered what was then the Islamic city of Al-Usbuna which would subsequently become the Christian capital of Portugal…Lisbon. Many…

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Santiago de Compostela – burial place of Saint James the Apostle

How on earth can a town in Spain claim to have the body of one of the apostles of Jesus Christ? But that’s exactly the assertion made by Santiago de Compostela. For over a thousand years, its cathedral has boasted…

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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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Is it a mosque or a church?

Toledo in Spain shows how Christians and Muslims lived together and even allowed churches to become mosques and vice versa

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Tomar – Templar jewel in Portugal

Tomar is a Templar jewel in Portugal with an incredible church and castle

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