Knights Templar

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 …

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 …

Archaeology

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> …

Seven London places straight out of ‘Game of Thrones’

1<p><b>aka The Crypt of Winterfell</b><p>Fancy going in search of Lyanna Stark? A trip to the catacombs in Highgate Cemetery will convince you you’re about to …

Game of Thrones

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>!<p>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

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

Game of Thrones

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

Former Monty Python star's film blamed for monument damage

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Officials in Portugal have ordered an investigation into claims that one of the country's most cherished historic monuments was damaged during the shooting of a film by director and former Monty Python star Terry Gilliam.<p>The General Directorate for Cultural Heritage said …

Monty Python

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

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 …

Budapest

6 Things We Learned from the Get Out Blu-ray

Get Out isn’t just a movie, it’s a uniquely celebrated, distinctive experience. It’s one of those rare movies that becomes a cultural talking point, …

Jordan Peele

History Channel’s new Knightfall drama rides into Titan Comics

Image A+E Network/History Channel<p><b>A+E Networks</b> has partnered with <b>Titan Publishing</b> to develop original novels and an eight-part comic book series based …

TV

Medieval Fayre in Blacktown attracts thousands wanting to step back in time

Thousands of fans of medieval history from around the world descend on western Sydney to take a step back in time and experience the dark world of …

History

40 Things We Learned from Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' Commentary

“In many ways, the African American experience is this country’s Frankenstein monster.”<p><b>Jordan Peele</b>‘s feature directorial debut is both one of the …

Jordan Peele

Flash - Mexican court grants vigilante movement figure freedom during trial - France 24

MEXICO CITY (AFP) -<p>A court has ordered the release of a founder of the Mexican vigilante movement that fought against a powerful drug cartel, after nearly three years in prison awaiting trial, judicial authorities said.<p>Jose Manuel Mireles, who rose to become the most famous figure of Michoacan's …

Mexico

Under the Radar | Aprix Wants You to Spend Time Chasing What Matters

<i>The Highsnobiety inboxes are inundated on a daily basis with new brands vying for a piece of the spotlight. To help you show off your vast knowledge</i> …

Lifestyle

How Old is Freemasonry?

The modern incarnation of Freemasonry dates to around 1717, but, was that truly the beginning of the “ancient” and honorable fraternity?<p>The history …

Freemasonry

Medieval Carvings Spark New Templar Theories

From the shadowy Caynton Caves of Shropshire to the numerous claims that the Holy Grail (supposedly spirited away from Jerusalem by the Knights …

This Carved Cavern Might Have Been A Hideout For The Knights Templar

Take a look inside the little-known Royston Cave, a carved underground cavern that many speculate could have been used by the Knights Templar around …

Secret of the Holy Grail 'uncovered' after 2,000 years… and it's a GAMECHANGER

According to legend, the Holy Grail chalice was used by Jesus during the Last Supper on the night before his crucifixion – and it has been missing …

Archaeology

LEGEND HAS IT

The fifth book in the Pax Arcana urban fantasy series takes James’ (<i>In Shining Armor</i>, 2016, etc.) cast of characters on a near-catastrophic romp …

Fantasy

An Ohio Mother With No Criminal Record Has Been Deported

Maribel Trujillo-Diaz was deported after a federal court last week denied a last ditch effort to stop her deportation to Mexico.<p>An undocumented mother of four US citizen children with no criminal history was deported Wednesday after numerous attempts and appeals to stop her removal.<p>Last week, the …

Immigration

Top 10 “Who Would Win” Battles That Played Out In Real Life

General Knowledge<p>April 8, 2017<p>Ever wondered whether Japanese Samurai could beat Spanish Conquistadors? Or if the Roman Legion could fight an ancient …

History

MIPTV: 'Knightfall' Producer Jeremy Renner on Making History's Knights Templar Epic

The drama series, starring Tom Cullen, Simon Merrells, Olivia Ross and Sabrina Bartlett, had its world premiere in Cannes Tuesday night.<p><i>Avengers</i> star …

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