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Dealing with the violent bits in the Bible

I was at a christening two years ago when a priest in an Anglican church read a passage from the Old Testament.  It was the story of how God’s annointed people, the Israelites, totally destroyed a rival tribe taking no…

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Sir William de Mandeville – Templar hero!

Meet Sir William de Mandeville – a Templar hero

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The Forgotten Crusade

Victory and Defeat – part III of the BBC series ‘The Crusades‘ aired tonight in the UK.  Jerusalem had fallen once more to Islam while three Christian kingdoms – Antioch, Tripoli and (confusingly) Jerusalem – clung on to the coastline….

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Who destroyed the Knights Templar?

There are a huge number of theories as to why the Knights Templar were crushed and some are shared by Tony McMahon on the Knights Templar blog

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Paganism in Europe at the time of the Templars

Paganism lingered in Europe way into the Middle Ages though eventually the Catholic church suppressed it with violence

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Order of the Solar Temple – were they Templars?

The pagan influences on the Knights Templar including sun worship

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The Templars, Sodomy and the Bishop

The role that bishop called Adam of Orleton had in accusing the Knights Templar of sodomy and then King Edward II

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