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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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Leprosy – a disease that terrified the medieval world!

Templar expert Tony McMahon investigates how the leprosy pandemic terrified the medieval world and led to victims being excluded from mainstream society

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Huge plague pit discovered in London – Black Death victims

There’s now no doubt that a grisly discovery in London is a mass grave of Black Death victims from the 14th century.  For those of you in the United States and elsewhere, there has already been news and documentary coverage…

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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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Strange medieval graffiti in an English church

There is some very strange ancient graffiti in the church of St Mary in Ashwell in the county of Hertfordshire

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How the plague ravaged medieval London

The Coronavirus has hit London hard but for centuries plague has stalked this city and the victims are buried right under your feet

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Season of the Witch – Nicholas Cage and the Templars

Season of the Witch is what you expect with a Nicholas Cage movie – it’s fun and a romp but don’t expect something terribly serious

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Horrible ways to die five hundred years ago

The BBC has run an article online today about how recorded cases in Tudor times of people dying in rather unfortunate ways.  This included a maypole falling over, a woman picking cabbage leaves by a moat and tumbling in and…

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