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The book is out

The Everyday Life of the Templars is now out, priced at £20 or $32.95 for the hardback or £8.99 / $11.72 for the Kindle edition (Amazon only). It can be ordered directly from the publisher or from Amazon UK or … Continue reading

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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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And the index …

Those awaiting the book will be pleased to read that the index was completed and sent back last week. As I had to do the index in the middle of exam marking there are probably some ‘issues’ with it. But … Continue reading

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The Everyday Life of the Templars

… has now been cut down to the length required by the publishers. The material I’ve cut out will appear in an article I am due to submit for a Festschrift — the deadline for submission is the end of … Continue reading

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Book update

Some readers will know that during my Research Leave I have been working on a book-length study of the ‘Knights Templar estates’ material, The Everyday Life of the Templars, for  Fonthill Media: http://fonthillmedia.com/. The book is due for submission at … Continue reading

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Sheep may not safely graze

The Templars’ estates in Oxfordshire apparently had a problem of a shortage of pasture for sheep. Thomas Danvers’ accounts for the first few months after the Templars were arrested (January to May 1308) note the sale of two hundred wethers … Continue reading

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Templar chapels were just full of … chapel stuff.

National Geographic news online has an article today about one modern Templar myth. The author, Betty Little, consulted me on the Templars just as I was up to my ears in inventories of Templar chapels, hence the tone of my comments on the Templars’  … Continue reading

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