The Templar Knight

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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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Where did all the Templar treasure disappear to?

There are accounts that the Knights Templar became pirates to hide their treasure and steal yet more

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Paris – the beating heart of the Knights Templar

The Knights Templar always had a heavy French accent – and the great city of Paris was a powerful centre of activity for the order. It was where the huge Temple fortress housed untold wealth. And it was where the…

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Last Templar Grand Master executed on March 18th

The year was 1314 and near to 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, it…

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Who was Jacques de Molay – last Templar Grand Master?

Jacques de Molay was the last Templar Grand Master burnt at the stake in 1314 after the Knights Templar were crushed by the King of France

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Templars’ Lost Treasure – on National Geographic

What happened to the treasure of the Templars? Gisors – clues to lost Templar treasure? When French soldiers went to arrest the knights at the massive Temple in Paris in 1307 – they found no treasure. Legend has it that…

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Who is Jacques de Molay in Assassins Creed?

Jacques de Molay is a character in Assassins Creed but he existed in real life so Tony McMahon sets out to compare the video game and reality

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Templar banking – wasn’t that sinful?

Christians in the Middle Ages were discouraged from moneylending but Templar banking flew in the face of all that with the knights becoming very rich

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An English king, the Knights Templar and a pawnbroker

King Henry III pawned his own crown to the Knights Templar in Paris who acted like pawnbrokers giving the king some ready cash in return

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Last French king imprisoned in Templar fortress

The Paris Temple ended up being the final prison for King Louis XVI before he was executed – an act often construed as the last vengeance of the Knights Templar

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