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SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Was cannibalism practised during the Crusades?

A special investigation by the Templar Knight blog into medieval allegations that human meat was eaten by soldiers during the Crusades

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The medieval chroniclers who hated the Knights Templar

The medieval contemporaries of the Knights Templar who hated the order and criticised them

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KNIGHTFALL character profile: William De Nogaret

William De Nogaret is a leading character in Knightfall – but who was he in real life?

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What were the Templars up to in their first decade of existence?

According to the contemporary chronicler William of Tyre, nine “noble men of knightly rank” from the Champagne region of France founded the Templar order in the year 1118. So what they do in their first ten years? Well, the answer…

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How were the Knights Templar formed?

The early history of the Knights Templar

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Templars put on trial in the Tower of London

In 1307, the leaders of the Knights Templar were rounded up and arrested in France.  Over the next five years, the wave of suppression spread across Europe and England was no exception. There’s an impressive list of Templars who were…

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Quest for the True Cross – FAQs

Quest For The True Cross is a Templar adventure novel by Tony McMahon

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More about violence in the Middle Ages

I mentioned Steven Pinker‘s new book ‘The Better Angels of Our Nature‘ on the history of violence and his view that contrary to what many believe, violence is actually on the decline – relatively speaking.  To illustrate his point, he…

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Funeral effigies – how the dead appeared at their own burial

Visited Westminster Abbey today – where Wills and Kate just got married of course – and what held my morbid attention the most was the funeral effigies.  These strange objects are located in the 11th century vaulted undercroft of the…

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