If you've had a bad day today, I feel sorry for you but on this day in history – 11th May 1310 – the Order of the Knights Templar had an even worse day when 54 of their members in France were burned at the stake for being heretics. (Although with hindsight the charges brought against them were nonsensical and owe more to a power struggle with the King of France.) Interestingly, the day the Knights Templars were first arrested – Friday 13th October 1307 – is said to be the root of the superstition that Friday the 13ths are unlucky.
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Charles Christian was an English barrister, Reuters correspondent-turned editor, author, blogger, podcaster, award-winning tech journalist, storyteller, and sometime werewolf hunter, who sadly passed away in 2022.
Prior to his sudden death he completed one of his largest works to date: The Witches Almanac, the definitive guide on the history of magic and folklore, including 359 of the most important witches and sorcerers in history.
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