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Did the Pope try to save the Knights Templar?

Pope Clement V tried to save the Knights Templar but found himself up against King Philip of France who got his way as Tony McMahon discovers

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Forbidden History with Jamie Theakston – and Tony McMahon!

Jamie Theakston is presenting season five of Forbidden History on Yesterday TV with Tony McMahon appearing as a regular history expert

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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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Magna Carta – a feminist charter?

There’s been plenty of talk in the UK about the 799th anniversary of Magna Carta this month – with the 800th anniversary looming next year. This was when King John of England was forced to sign a charter of rights…

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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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