The Knights Templar and Historical Revisionism in the Modern Era

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The Knights Templar and Historical Revisionism in the Modern Era

Date & time: Monday 26 April at 6pm (UK time)
Online: Zoom (free registration via Eventbrite essential)

The Knights Templar are among the best-known elements of the medieval period. They were the first of the military-religious orders and important players in the Crusades, and their legacy has endured in films, novels, comics, and video games today. But this fame has also led to darker appropriations. In this online talk, Dr Rory MacLellan will examine why the Templars hold such a strong appeal for parts of the far-right and how pseudo-histories and myths about the order can act as an entry-point for this dark historical revisionism.
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