Knights Templar

The pre-battle chant of the Knights Templar

Ensemble Organum uses rigorous research to deliver the most authentic early music possible.<p>Ensemble Organum is a French chorus founded by Marcel …

History

The Knights Templar

In a special extended-length episode popular historian Dan Jones is joined by Dr Suzannah Lipscomb to discuss his new book <i>The Templars</i>, which …

History

Pilgrims, Warriors, Heretics: Who Were the Knights Templar?

The Templars were holy soldiers: men of religion and men of the sword, pilgrims and warriors, paupers and bankers. Their uniforms, emblazoned with a …

History

What to do when Nazis are obsessed with your work

Nazis love Taylor Swift. She is thin, blonde, pale, and rich. She doesn't talk politics much, which might be just a savvy marketing decision, but it …

Racism

Game of Thrones vs history: which real characters and events inspired George RR Martin?

Game of Thrones

Prufrock: The Inept Knights Templar, the Fiction of D'J Pancake, and Artistic Freedom

<b>Reviews and News:</b><p>Freedom and art at the turn of the century: “To mark the centenary of Lenin’s revolution, the Royal Academy in London mounted an …

Conservative View

Thinking of dishing out for Hillary’s book? I’ll save you the expense

Print<p>It’s great news for Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. Even though neither metropolis has American voting rights nor shares territory with …

Canadian News

Whether heroes or villains, the Knights Templar were inept crusaders

They were the most famous military order in the world, says Dan Jones. But their tactics were suicidally stupid<p>In W.B. Yeats’s ‘Meditations in Time of Civil War’, a testing allusion emerges amid a scene of nightmare:<p>Monstrous familiar images swim to the mind’s eye<br>‘Vengeance upon the murderers,’ the …

World History

10 things you never knew about The Knights Templar

The Knights Templar were a sort of medieval SAS – crusading knights who lived like monks and fought in some of the most deadly battles in the Middle …

Medieval

Assassin's Creed: 15 Fan Theories That Solve Massive Plot Holes

The plot of the <b>Assassin’s Creed</b> series is kooky. It makes use of ancient aliens, magic alien tech, the Hashashin (known commonly as the Assassins), …

Assassin's Creed

The Time Has Come For Someone To Step Up And Make ‘National Treasure 3’

<i>All this week</i>, Uproxx <i>will be paying tribute to the many facets of Nicolas Cage, from his big-screen triumphs to the legends that have come to surround him and the cult following both have helped create. Next: a plea for Cage to return to one of his most famous roles.</i><p>I’m going to ask you a question …

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Forget The Da Vinci Code: the real reason for the fall of the Knights Templar

The Templars, writes Dan Jones at the start of his gripping history, had many irons in many fires. They “helped finance wars, loaned money to pay kings’ ransoms, subcontracted the financial managements of royal governments, collected taxes, built castles, ran cities, raised armies, interfered in …

History

It’s free to visit the site of Dragonstone from 'Game of Thrones'—but there’s a catch

On HBO's seventh season of "Game of Thrones," Daenerys Targaryen returns to Dragonstone, the abandoned castle where she was born that was once the …

Samwell Tarly

Irishman killed 'defending girlfriend' from carjackers in Mexico

The victim, named locally as Noel Maguire (29), was killed during an apparent carjacking near the town of Lazaro Cardenas in the Pacific coast state …

News (Ireland)

The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God’s Holy Warriors by Dan Jones – review

Who were the Knights Templar? This rollicking history brings them out of the shadow cast by The Da Vinci Code<p>Anyone who has read <i>The Da Vinci Code</i> will have an idea of who the Knights Templar were, albeit perhaps not an accurate one. Their reputation has been that of a shadowy sect lurking on the …

The Knights Templar - Facts Summary

Who Were the Knights Templar?<p>After Christian armies in 1099 captured Jerusalem from Muslim control during the Crusades, groups of pilgrims from …

World History

PN leadership candidates have got to say how they plan to run Malta, not the party

I’m a little tired of listening to the candidates for the Nationalist Party’s leadership election say what they will do to change the party, how they …

Malta

Knightfall trailer sets the Knights Templar on bloody quest for Holy Grail

HISTORY’s new scripted series <i>Knightfall</i> follows the Knights Templar, a legendary organization of warrior monks, as they desperately search for the Holy Grail in France — and in an exclusive trailer, that quest gets bloody quick.<p>The show picks up in 1306, toward the end of the Templars’ run as one …

Entertainment

Inside the Mysterious Sites Where the Knights Templar Gathered in Secret

A wall inscription found in the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem. During the First Crusade in 1099, Christian armies had captured Jerusalem from Muslim …

History

What's Behind Bannon?

Joshua Green's Devil's Bargain is a must-read.<p>Joshua Green is one of those rare journalists with a gift for excavating the ur-fckery through which dangerous political figures begin their journeys to become completely lethal. He did it with Karl Rove, and a classic piece examining what Rove had done …

Steve Bannon

What Fuels Our Fascination With the Knights Templar?

<b>Historians such as Dan Jones have weaved through fact and fiction to piece together the true history of the Knights. Jones, a medieval historian</b> …

World History

Freemason toys now on sale in Japan

A <b>shadowy organisation</b> wreathed in mystery and the basis of a thousand and one <b>conspiracy theories</b>, now with <b>collectibles</b>!The <b>Freemasons</b>, despite their …

Japan

Of money and morals

Moneylending has been taboo for most of human history. So how did usury stop being a sin and become respectable finance?<i>By Alex Mayyasi</i>Read at Aeon

At Least 26 Reported Dead, Wounded In Mexico As Gangs, Cartels Clash In Armed Conflict

At least 26 people have been injured or killed as a result of an armed clash between rival groups in northern Mexico, authorities report. Members of …

Mexico

Did Hitler’s obsession with the occult lose him the war?

The Nazi war effort relied to an astonishing degree on dowsing, astrology and mysticism, as Eric Kurlander reveals<p>When he came to power Hitler had a dowser scour the Reich Chancellery for cancerous ‘death rays’. Before flying to Scotland Rudolf Hess had his horoscope drawn up by a personal …

European History

Scotland – So far, So Very Good – Photo Essay

So far, our vacation has been spectacular. We started in Glasgow and drove to Edinburgh. I only drove the wrong way once, but immediately rode over …

Scotland

Portugal: Monty Python Star's Film Blamed for Convent Damage

Lisbon, Portugal (AP) -- Officials in Portugal said Monday they have ordered an investigation into claims that one of the country's most cherished …

Monty Python

‘Monty Python’ star accused of damaging historic convent

LISBON, Portugal — Officials in Portugal said Monday they have ordered an investigation into claims that one of the country’s most cherished historic …

Monty Python

Mexicans in Acapulco’s Guerrero state form an armed "community police" to fight drug cartels' extortion and violence

Citizens in Mexico’s Guerrero state are so sick of violence in the region, they are taking up arms to protect themselves from drug cartels.<p>Men from …

Mexico

How Hungary Became a Haven for the Alt-Right

The increasingly illiberal European country offers shelter to a growing number of international nationalists.<p>In February 2017, at the state of the nation address, Viktor Orbán, the prime minister of Hungary and the leader of the far-right, anti-immigrant Fidesz party, offered his vision for the …

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