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The most horrific disease at the time of the Knights Templar

The horror of leprosy in the Middle Ages

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How was Easter celebrated when the Knights Templar were around?

The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus was central to Christian belief. This was the idea that God had taken human form, had performed miracles and given sermons while alive and then had sacrificed himself to the most degrading form of…

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Did the Holy Grail and Jesus Christ come to England?

In the Middle Ages, it was believed that Jesus worked as a miner in England and that his uncle Joseph of Arimathea brought the Holy Grail to Somerset

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Tomar – an imagining of Templar rule in Portugal

Following my post on the Templar stronghold of Tomar in Portugal – here is a video imagining what Tomar would have been like at the height of a Templar power.  Enjoy!

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The senseless massacre of Jews during the Crusades

Crusades began with the senseless massacre of Jewish people in Europe identified by mobs as being infidels like the Saracens

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The more bizarre and strange saints

The Knights Templar were keen on their saint martyrs – the upper class Roman woman Euphemia for example, butchered in the arena during the reign of the Emperor Diocletian in the early fourth century AD. Many of these saints were…

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Most gory Catholic churches in the world!

Why is there so much blood and gore in Catholic churches in southern Europe?

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When Braveheart killed two Templar masters

Mel Gibson missed the chance to depict a truly epic scene in his movie Braveheart – the killing of two leading Knights Templar by his hero’s forces. And it’s something based in fact! Because both the grand master of England and the…

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Yorkshire Templars arrested in fateful year of 1308

The arrest of the Templars at Temple Newsam in Yorkshire came as a shock to the knights because they had got on very well with the king’s father

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Descendants of Christ meet Roman emperor

The Knights Templars were allegedly established to protect the descendants of Christ who reputedly met Roman emperors to plead for protection

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