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A unique glimpse of the everyday life of the Knights Templar

Helen Nicholson talks about her book The Everyday Life of the Templars – a look at how the Templars lived and worked

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Omne Datum Optimum – the turning point for the Templars

Omne Datum Optimum (Latin for “Every Perfect Gift”) was a Papal Bull that gave full legitimacy to the Knights Templar? So, why was this pronouncement from the Pope so significant to the knights? Omne Datum Optimum – a big turning…

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Knights Templar farm opens in England

Saddlescombe is a Templar farm that shows us how the knights made money from farming to finance the crusades

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Templars – moneylenders, but wasn’t that a sin?

Looking at how the Knights Templar developed an early banking system where money could be deposited

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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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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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