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The Knights Templar – magicians or heretics?

If you look at the charges brought against the Knights Templar during their trials between 1307 and 1314, it’s difficult for the modern mind to make out whether they were being accused of undermining the church with false belief or…

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Did most people think the Templars were guilty?

In 1307, arrest warrants were issued for the Knights Templar from the King of France on charges of heresy, sodomy and conspiracy. This led to the trial over a seven year period of many knights including the leaders of the…

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My visit to Notre Dame earlier this year

In February and March this year (2019), I was in Paris researching a TV programme and made two visits inside Notre Dame cathedral. It’s as unmissable a monument at the very heart of Paris as it has been for over…

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Knightfall returns with Mark Hamill – a real Jedi knight!

Season two of Knightfall is finally on air and we can see Mark Hamill playing the Templar knight Talus

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What was in the Knight Templar rule book?

Templar expert Tony McMahon reveals the Rule book of the Knights Templar and how it covered everything from eating to praying

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Occultist Aleister Crowley and the Knights Templar

The English occultist Aleister Crowley helped found a group that claimed to be influenced by the Knights Templar

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Game of Thrones and the Knights Templar

There are Templar influences in Game of Thrones if you look closely enough as Templar expert Tony McMahon discovers

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Passion relics of the crucifixion discovered!

The Knights Templar were often said to be on a hunt for the passion relics of Jesus including the Holy Grail

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Templar head worship – did the knights venerate skulls?

Tony McMahon investigates whether the Knights Templar worshipped a head as they were accused of in their trial

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The defleshing of bodies in the Crusades – why was it done?

Templar expert Tony McMahon investigates the defleshing of bodies in the Crusades – a process called excarnation

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