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Medieval Cluedo: Who murdered the Knights Templar?

Who murdered the Knights Templar and what was the motive? Tony McMahon plays a medieval game of Cluedo to find the answers to this mystery

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Jacob’s Ford – Templar massacre revisited

It was the turn of Channel Four in the UK to look at the Saracen massacre of Knights Templar at Jacob’s Ford in 1179 after this subject was visited by National Geographic earlier this year. The programme gave some interesting…

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Templar banking – wasn’t that sinful?

Christians in the Middle Ages were discouraged from moneylending but Templar banking flew in the face of all that with the knights becoming very rich

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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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From the Knights Templar to the Order of Christ!

Portugal didn’t crush the Knights Templar but instead turned them into a new organisation called the Order of Christ

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Tomar – Templar jewel in Portugal

Tomar is a Templar jewel in Portugal with an incredible church and castle

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Knights Templar invented bank cheques – or not?

Contrary to what many think the Knights Templar did not invent the bank cheque – but they certainly popularised its use

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Templar bankers – thwarting Robin Hood

How did the Knights Templar make it harder for men like Robin Hood to rob the rich by operating a sophisticated financial system?

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Royston Cave – what were the Templars doing down there?

It is said that the Templars used caves for secret initiation rites like the one discovered at Royston

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