The Templar Knight

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Templar hero: Hugh de Payens

Hugh de Payens – founder of the Knights Templar

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How the Templars became the Order of Christ in Portugal

How the Knights Templar survived in Portugal by changing their name

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Tomar – mysterious city of the Knights Templar

I’ve been filming with the History Channel in Tomar, a town in central Portugal that was once a stronghold of the Knights Templar. I’ve written about this magical place before but having gone back again this year, I just need…

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Burial place of Templar Grand Masters

This is a Templar jewel – something everybody should visit. It’s the burial place of the Templar grand masters of Portugal – a church in the town of Tomar built in the very century that the order was formed by…

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Interview with the Ancient and Noble Order of The Knights Templar

I’m very pleased to have reached out to The Ancient and Noble Order of the Knights Templar and they have kindly responded with some very helpful details on their aims and objectives. The Order has recently held its General Meeting…

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Prester John – the imaginary king who could help the Knights Templar

Prester John was a fabled king who medieval chroniclers imagined ruled lands in the East or Africa. He was a Christian, possibly a Nestorian, and some hoped he could be an ally against the Muslim realms. There were all sorts…

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