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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

Twenty years after the founding of the Templar Order, the rebel ‘anti-pope‘ Anacletus II had died and pope Innocent II was able to seize control of the church with the support of Bernard of Clairvaux and other senior clerics. There…

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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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