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Via Dolorosa – where Jesus met Simon of Cyrene

If you recall, the three synoptic gospels say that a man called Simon of Cyrene offered to carry the cross for a while as Jesus wearied.  This is the fifth station.  On the wall next to the chapel marking this…

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Who is Jacques de Molay in Assassins Creed?

Jacques de Molay is a character in Assassins Creed but he existed in real life so Tony McMahon sets out to compare the video game and reality

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Sir William de Mandeville – Templar hero!

Meet Sir William de Mandeville – a Templar hero

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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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Why did King Philip of France crush the Templars?

King Philip of France, as depicted in Knightfall, crushed the Templars because he was short of money

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Order of the Solar Temple – suicide and murder

The Order of the Solar Temple claimed to be a Knight Templar organisation of sorts but they ended in a mass suicide and suspected murder

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Last French king imprisoned in Templar fortress

The Paris Temple ended up being the final prison for King Louis XVI before he was executed – an act often construed as the last vengeance of the Knights Templar

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How the Templar church in London changed over the centuries

The many changes that have made to the ancient Templar church in London that featured in the Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

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