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Women heretics at the time of the Knights Templar

Women are often seen as playing a passive role in great political and religious movements – but nothing could be further from the truth – even in the Middle Ages! Because it was some very powerful and resourceful females who…

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2019 – great year for me on history TV programmes!

In the last two weeks, I finished filming for a new series of Forbidden History as well as a new documentary series on the History channel that will accompany The Curse of Oak Island. There’s great Templar related content on…

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Bernardo Gui – inquisitor at the time of the Knights Templar

The BBC is broadcasting a new TV series based on The Name of the Rose – a fantastic novel by the late Italian author Umberto Eco. It tells the story of a Franciscan friar, William of Baskerville, who visits an…

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Investigating Rosslyn chapel on my own at night – a Templar exclusive!

In January 2019, I filmed in Rosslyn chapel for America Unearthed – a historical investigative series on Discovery’s Travel channel presented by Scott Wolter. After the production crew had packed up for the evening, I decided to roam around Rosslyn…

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Investigating the Knights Templar with Scott Wolter – on America Unearthed

The intrepid Scott Wolter has been back on American TV screens once more with his incredible investigative series America Unearthed. I was honoured to be asked to hook up with Scott in Scotland to unearth clues that might prove the…

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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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