Category Archives: Crusades

The Crusade of Archbishop Baldwin of Canterbury

At the SSCLE conference the week after next I’ll be speaking about an old friend, the Itinerarium peregrinorum, which some readers will remember I translated many years ago (published as Chronicle of the Third Crusade). The anonymous author of the so-called … Continue reading

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Crusading masculinities conference

There will be a conference on ‘Crusading Masculinities’ at the University of Zürich, 30th March-1st April, 2016, organised by Dr Matthew Mesley (University of Zurich), Dr Katherine J. Lewis (University of Huddersfield, UK) and Dr Natasha Hodgson (Nottingham-Trent University, UK). … Continue reading

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Blofeld’s cat — no, Cathar cat

Last week I travelled to Princeton University to take part in a conference on ‘The Capetian Century, 1214 to 1314’. The papers were excellent. One in particular caught my attention: Cecilia Gaposchkin ofDartmouth College spoke on ‘Kingship and Crusade in the First … Continue reading

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This post deals with another very common question in my email bag: ‘My family is descended from crusaders.’ The enquirer then gives a family name and asks me to tell them more about their crusading ancestor(s). Usually, I can’t. The … Continue reading

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