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About gawainsmum

I'm an academic researching on the Knights Templar and Knights Hospitaller, the crusades, religion and the role of women in warfare and in religious life in medieval Europe. This blog will feature developments in my research as it progresses.

Lockdown Extension Day 12

Originally posted on Official Gawain Blog:
The lupins are growing. (Well, one of them is growing. The other has been eaten by something. Seems slugs don’t get coronaviruses.) The garden has been seeing some work today after I went along…

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Lockdown Extension Day 2

Originally posted on Official Gawain Blog:
Still here, and the garden’s still growing. (It’s full of laundry today – a bonus of being stuck at home all day with little else to do is that I save money on the…

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Why the UK Coronavirus Lockdown should be lifted on Monday

Originally posted on Official Gawain Blog:
Readers who have had the good fortune to have been living in a cave in Patagonia will not have heard of the coronavirus Covid-19, and it is highly recommended that for the sake of…

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The Trial of the Templars in Germany

As I’ve been asked about this, I thought it might be useful to readers of this blog to have a translation of the study by F. J. M. Raynouard, who (so far as I know) was the last scholar to … Continue reading

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‘New’ manuscript of the Templars’ trial in England

In vol. 1, p. xxix of my edition of the Proceedings against the Templars in the British Isles (2011) I wrote that the only manuscripts of the testimonies from the trial of the Templars in Britain and Ireland were Oxford, Bodleian … Continue reading

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South Welsh Transport

Originally posted on Official Gawain Blog:
Newport M4 Deviation Scrapped Yarooo! This is one of the best decisions a politician has made for a really quite considerable number of years. Can we make him Prime Minister? He might can the…

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Election Literature 2019

Originally posted on Official Gawain Blog:
To the delight of many, we are having Euro Elections on Thursday 23rd May this year. Voters will head to the polls to choose their preferred party to represent their region in the European…

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