Author Archives: gawainsmum

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.

‘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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Protests & Placards

Originally posted on Official Gawain Blog:
After yesterday’s rather moody post, here is a thought-provoking and optimistic suggestion of something the Government can do to make people feel better about the (hopefully) imminent death of their flagship only policy: (Genuine…

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Government Response to the Petition

Originally posted on Official Gawain Blog:
British people cast their votes once again in the 2017 General Election where over 80% of those who voted, voted for parties, including the Opposition, who committed in their manifestos to upholding the result…

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The Origins of the Templars: sessions at the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds, July 2019

I’ve organised four conference sessions on the Origins of the Military-Religious Orders (the Knights Templar, the Knights Hospitaller and the Teutonic Order). These will take place at the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds, 1-4 July 2019. Click … Continue reading

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Matilda 900 papers online!

Originally posted on Matilda 900:
All of the papers from the Matilda 900 sessions at Kalamazoo and Leeds are now online!  The collection also presents the concluding roundtable, recorded by Rob Pryke and transcribed by yours truly, a more informal set…

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