Friday, 13 October 2017

#Friday13th The Knights Templar


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DC Editor Adam writes…

With Halloween on the way, and this being Friday 13th, I've nudged Friday's regular Rock'n'Roll London post aside in favour of a look at Friday 13th superstitions and traditions…





In the disputed origins of why Friday 13th is considered to be unlucky (see earlier post), some contend that the superstition begins with the Knights Templar.  On Friday 13th 1307, scores of French Knights Templar were arrested on the order of King Phillip V of France and subsequently tortured into confessions of heresy.  Execution duly followed.









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