Month: January 2015



Templar almshouse at Gislingham in Suffolk

Posted on 9 January 2015 by Helen Nicholson

Although the records from the Templars’ estates in 1308 to 1313 indicate that the brothers gave regular aid to the poor, it’s very difficult to identify buildings associated with this almsgiving. However, the inventory from Gislingham in Suffolk mentions an almshouse — although it was in a very poor state of repair. For a photo
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Reproduction of old articles on the Templars and Hospitallers

Posted on 8 January 2015 by Helen Nicholson

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 Hospitallers and the “Peasants’ Revolt” of 1381 revisited‘ (from 2000). All of these have been
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