The Templar Knight

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The glory of Carcassone and its turbulent history

A look at the best medieval walled cities in the world

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How English churches have radically transformed since the Knights Templar

How English churches have radically transformed since the Knights Templar with the removal of rood screens and whitewashing of walls

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The fight over the body of King Richard III

Leicester and York vied to bury the remains of King Richard III and in the end Leicester, where his body was found, prevailed

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Medieval murder mystery – the answer

I posted a photo of a medieval fort over the weekend and asked if any of you knew what terrible deed was committed there. What is the terrible secret of Clifford’s Tower? Opus Anglicanum was quick off the draw and…

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Medieval murdery mystery – question for all of you!

Here is a test of your medieval knowledge – can any of you tell me what terrible deed happened in this tower?

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Reusing Roman buildings during the Templar period

Medieval walls were often built on top of earlier Roman fortifications as can be seen in York

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The medieval splendour of York

I spent a weekend in York recently and can’t recommend enough that you visit this northern English city that’s dripping with history.  Here are some images to whet your appetite!

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