Knightfall factoid: The Knights Templar Provided Inspiration for Star Wars’ Jedi Knights

Knightfall factoid: The Knights Templar Provided Inspiration for Star Wars’ Jedi Knights

There has been a long fascination with the Knights Templar in popular culture, but what some may not know is that their influence reached George Lucas in his preparation for the first Star Wars

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November 27, 1095 – Pope Urban II orders first Crusade

November 27, 1095 – Pope Urban II orders first Crusade

Pope Urban II makes perhaps the most influential speech of the Middle Ages, giving rise to the Crusades by calling all Christians in Europe to war against Muslims in order to reclaim the Holy Land.

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