The Templar Knight


Medieval displays of bible stories

Medieval churches at the time of the Templars would have been full of decoration and illumination. People were forbidden to read the bible – and, well, they couldn’t read anyway! So the best way to convey bible stories to the…

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Gigantes on procession in Viana do Castelo

Since I was a child, I’ve been captivated by gigantes and cabecudos – as they are called in Portugal. I realise there are variations on those spellings in Spanish and Catalan. In religious processions, they appear and the effect is…

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