Category Archives: Hospitallers

Hospitallers, for a change

Cardiff PhD candidate Nick McDermott was with the Cardiff contingent at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo last May. Medieval Warfare Magazine liked his paper on Hospitaller slaves: https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/mwblog/hospitallers-used-slaves/ Advertisements

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Death of ‘Documents relating to the Military Orders’

It was warned of long ago, and now it has come: the ‘Documents relating to the Military Orders’ are no longer available online. Cardiff University has closed down the links. However, here comes Google cache to the rescue! All the … Continue reading

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Reproduction online of old articles on the Templars and Hospitallers

Earlier this week I put on to Academia.edu some of my early papers from the international ‘Military Orders’ conferences at St John’s Gate in London: ‘Knights and Lovers’  (from the 1992 conference); ‘Before William of Tyre‘ (from the 1996 conference); and ‘The … Continue reading

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The 700th anniversary of the Templars’ demise: continued

In yet another event commemorating the 700th anniversary of the final end of the Templars, next week Theresa Vann, Paul Crawford and I are giving papers on ‘The Aftermath of the Templars’ at the 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western … Continue reading

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Templars & Hospitallers in Scotland

I’m trying to catch up with some of the requests for Templar-related information I’ve received over the last four months (from which you will gather that this has not been a quiet time). Some of these are clearly points of … Continue reading

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Modern locations

Early in September I attended the sixth international conference on the Military Orders. The conference was at St John’s Gate in Clerkenwell — the site of the original English headquarters of the Knights Hospitaller. There are around 80 academic papers, … Continue reading

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After Hay

The Western Mail has written up a report on the ‘History’ debate at the Hay Festival. Then the Theatre Reviewer wrote up the debate under ‘Theatre, Dance and Performance Reviews! http://www.theatre-wales.co.uk/reviews/reviews_details.asp?reviewID=3010

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