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Knight Templar ancestors – how to find them?

Templar expert Tony McMahon guides you on finding your Templar ancestors in England, Ireland and Scotland using online resources and local parish records

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Templar treasure hidden at Gisors in France?

One of the greatest mysteries relating to the Knights Templar is whether the order discovered some form of treasure in Jerusalem that would offer an explanation for their fabulous wealth. And was that treasure hidden, as has been alleged, at…

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Were the Templars linked to Robert the Bruce?

  Netflix has just launched its glossy drama on Robert the Bruce titled Outlaw King. Chris Pine is in the lead role. It’s a sympathetic characterisation of Robert compared to Mel Gibson’s hatchet job in Braveheart. But what viewers may…

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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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Who destroyed the Knights Templar?

There are a huge number of theories as to why the Knights Templar were crushed and some are shared by Tony McMahon on the Knights Templar blog

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The son of the man who killed Macbeth becomes king

Michael Fassbender played Macbeth in the 2015 movie and also starred in Assassins Creed – a film that features the Templars as baddies

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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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The Templar Westford Knight is disappearing!

The supposed grave of a Templar knight in Westford Massachusetts is fast being eroded away

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