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Knights Templar

Cover and blurb

Posted on February 21, 2017 by Helen Nicholson

So here is the publisher’s front cover for the book; and here is the blurb: The lives of the medieval Templars seem hidden and mysterious. Helen Nicholson reveals their everyday world set out in early 14th-century records. The records of the Templars’ estates show us how they operated, the men and women who worked for
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The Everyday Life of the Templars: book submitted

Posted on January 10, 2017 by Helen Nicholson

I’ve now submitted the manuscript of the book of this blog, The Everyday Life of the Templars, to the publisher. Awaiting publishers’ feedback! For those of you in the John Percival Building here at Cardiff University: at 12.10pm on Tuesday 31 January 2017 in room 4.45 I’ll be presenting a short research paper on this material at the
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The Everyday Life of the Templars: update

Posted on July 20, 2016 by Helen Nicholson

Some readers of this blog will know that the data from these pages will form a central part of my forthcoming book The Everyday Life of the Templars, contracted to Fonthill Media. The first draft of the book is now complete; the text now needs the usual proof-reading and tidying.
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The Templars’ Scottish charters

Posted on May 9, 2016 by Helen Nicholson

Whatever happened to the Templars’ Scottish records? There is no evidence that King Edward II’s officials took inventories of the Templars’ two Scottish commanderies: if they did, the records have been lost. But in fact it appears that the Templars had moved their valuable documents south before the king’s officials moved in. The inventory of the Templars’ house at
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