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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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How was medieval Easter celebrated?

Medieval Easter was way more important than Easter is today. Two reasons. One was the celebration of the resurrection of Christ and the other was the rebirth of the countryside. In feudal rural societies – never far from starvation –…

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Jesus and the Holy Grail in 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 Catholic church is full of strange saints with very odd stories as Templar expert Tony McMahon discovers with a bit of digging around

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Braveheart versus the Knights Templar!

Here’s a Knights Templar fact you never knew about the movie Braveheart. In one of the Scottish hero’s biggest military clashes – two Knight Templar grand masters were killed! Mel Gibson missed the chance to depict a truly epic scene…

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Arrest of Knights Templar in Yorkshire

The Knights Templar were rounded up in Yorkshire a year after the rest of Europe but after resisting the Pope, the English county came into line

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Descendants of Christ meet Roman emperor

The Roman historian Eusebius claims that a group of Desposyni – the descendants of Christ – met the Emperor Domitian as Tony McMahon investigates

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Templars and sodomy – were the knights really gay?

The Templars are often accused of being gay or more particularly sodomites but this may have been a propaganda slur

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