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History podcasts on the way – lockdown relief!

Tony McMahon will shortly begin broadcasting a new series of history podcasts covering all kinds of weird and wonderful subjects

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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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Knights Templar – your Google search terms reviewed!

The most popular Google search terms used when seeking information on the Knights Templar

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Is Knight Templar bravery a myth?

Templar expert Tony McMahon examines how loyal and brave the Knights Templar actually were in reality

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Mark Hamill – Star Wars meets Knightfall!

The latest news on Mark Hamill of Star Wars fame playing a Templar knight in Knightfall on the History channel

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Fourth Crusade – Venice destroys Constantinople

The Fourth Crusade saw the most appalling war crime when crusaders funded by Venice destroyed a Christian city – Constantinople. Venice is now an over-visited historical tourist resort in northern Italy subject to flooding and beset of late by the…

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Were bombs used in the Crusades?

Templar expert Tony McMahon on a visit to a medieval castle in Jordan found evidence that bombs were used in the medieval Crusades

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Al-Karak – crusader jewel in Jordan

The castle of Al-Karak in Jordan – الكرك – الأردن  – was visited by my good self in 2013. It is one of the great crusader forts still standing in the region. Unfortunately, three years after my visit, ISIS terrorists…

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Aleppo – a great medieval city under threat

The civil war in Syria now threatens one of the historic gems of the Middle East that loomed large during the crusades. Aleppo was stormed many times by the Byzantines and the crusaders as they tried to eject the Saracens….

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Top medieval bad guys – Kings to Popes!

Tony McMahon looks at one medieval bad guy after another to decide who was the most evil man in the Middle Ages among popes and kings

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