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The Knights Templar, a powerful order of crusading monks. - The Temple Church is a late 12th-century church in London located between Fleet Street and the River Thames, built for and by the Knights Templar as their English headquarters. The building was originally used for Templar initiation ceremonies, and today, visitors can see the marble effigies of the medieval knights buried on the grounds.

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Queen Anne Neville died at Westminster on 16th March 1485 at the age of around 28, probably of tuberculosis. An eclipse on the day she died ...

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Anne Vavasour, attributed to John de Critz the elder, c. 1605. Daughter of Henry…

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from the Guardian

The image of chivalry: the Black Prince's effigy reveals the medieval military ideal

The Black Prince, Canterbury Cathedral, Kent, England, 14th Century sculpture.

This is the death mask of England's King Henry VII (the father of King Henry VIII), who was the first Tudor monarch and reigned from 1485 to 1509. It is said to be the finest death mask in existence. It's also unusual in that his eyes are open. The British Prime Minister, David Cameron, is a direct descendant.

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Gwen Hedley - Excerpts from A Visual Diary, early March 2011

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Stock photo of crusader grave at Skeabost on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. Part of the Britain Express Travel and Heritage Picture Library, Scotland collection.

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from BBC News

War Horse leads National Theatre's global charge

#WarHorse New London Theatre. Photo by Simon Annand.

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