Monthly Archives: July 2016

Book update

Some readers will know that during my Research Leave I have been working on a book-length study of the ‘Knights Templar estates’ material, The Everyday Life of the Templars, for  Fonthill Media: http://fonthillmedia.com/. The book is due for submission at … Continue reading

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Sheep may not safely graze

The Templars’ estates in Oxfordshire apparently had a problem of a shortage of pasture for sheep. Thomas Danvers’ accounts for the first few months after the Templars were arrested (January to May 1308) note the sale of two hundred wethers … Continue reading

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The State of Crusade Studies: An Interview with Dr. Helen J. Nicholson

Among modern crusade historians, few are as respected as Helen J. Nicholson. Indeed, as Professor of Medieval History at Cardiff University, where she has taught for more than twenty years and serv… Source: The State of Crusade Studies: An Interview … Continue reading

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