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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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SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Was cannibalism practised during 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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Buried – the quest for Templar treasure on History

Buried on the History channel will reveal where the Knights Templar hid their treasure

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How White Supremacists and Islamists exploit the Middle Ages

How White Supremacists and Islamist extremists exploit the Middle Ages for their own political gain

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The Templars and Islam – friends or enemies?

Five years ago I posted on this blog about a medieval Arab chronicler who visited a “Frankish” (crusader owned) house in Jerusalem only to find that pork had been banished and the cooks were serving up delicious eastern food. He…

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Lisbon conquered in the Crusades!

This is an astonishing story from the Middle Ages of how a vast crusader army on the way to the Holy Land was convinced to divert to Portugal and help a small Christian kingdom take a city called Al-Usbuna from…

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Spain and Portugal – battle between Islam and Christianity

Hard to believe that modern Spain and Portugal were once part of a global caliphate (from 711 CE) – ruled by Muslim emirs. It then became a battleground between Islam and Christianity for eight hundred years. Finally, by 1492, the…

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Five juicy facts about the Knights Templar!

So you know everything there is to know about the Knights Templar – well, watch this short film and see how smart you really are. And tell me what facts you would include in future films!

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Venice and the destruction of Constantinople

One of the worst atrocities committed in the name of religion must surely be the sacking of Constantinople by Christian crusaders in the year 1204. This was a shameful episode in the history of Venice. It saw crusaders in the…

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The mistaken statue of Saladin in a Templar castle

At Kerak castle, built by crusaders in the 12th century, there is a block of stone in the walls depicting a very muscular figure. For centuries, it was believed to be Saladin – scourge of the Templars and crusaders and…

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