Category Archives: Hospitallers

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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Clocks

Tuesday’s lecture to the first year students included a passing reference to the mechanical clock built at St Alban’s Abbey between around 1327 and 1336 by Abbot Richard of Wallingford (c. 1292-1336) (see J. D. North, ‘Wallingford, Richard (c.1292–1336)’, Oxford … Continue reading

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Hospitallers, for a change

Cardiff PhD candidate Nick McDermott was with the Cardiff contingent at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo in May 2017. Medieval Warfare Magazine liked his paper on Hospitaller slaves: https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/mwblog/hospitallers-used-slaves/

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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. For a while the documents were on Google cache, but … 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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