Knights Templar

Cover and blurb

Posted on 21st February 2017 by

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 10th January 2017 by

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 Templars’ Scottish charters

Posted on 9th May 2016 by

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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Debts due to the Templars

Posted on 26th February 2016 by

At the end of December 1308 King Edward II’s treasurer sent out writs to all the sheriffs in charge of the former Templar estates instructing them to find out what debts had been due to the Templars at Christmas 1307 — that is, just before the Templars in England were arrested — and report back
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