2019 – a busy year for me on history TV programmes!

Tony McMahon calls himself the bearded historian and appears on history TV programmes making the subject fun and accessible to global audiences

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Did the Priory of Sion really set up the Knights Templar?

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: THE PRIORY OF SION One of the great mysteries and contentious discussion points about the Knights Templar is whether the order was established by an already existing secret society called the Priory of Sion. This, as you will know, forms the basis of the story behind Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. The story…

What are the links between the Freemasons and the Knights Templar?

One of the most asked questions about the Knights Templar is whether they continued to exist long after their suppression through the Freemasons. Or put another way, are today’s Freemasons the inheritors of the white mantles of the Templars? The linkage is difficult to prove but there’s no shortage of theories. One goes that after…

Filming with the History Channel about the Knights Templar!

I’ve been busy in Portugal filming with the History Channel for a thrilling new documentary series about the Knights Templar.   This will accompany the new Templar drama Knightfall about to grace your TV screens. The documentaries follow the Templar quest for the Holy Grail and I caught up with the team in Tomar, the…