Knights Templar


The Trial of the Templars in Germany

Posted on 4 March 2020 by Helen Nicholson

The manuscripts recording the proceedings against the Templars in Germany were lost in the early nineteenth century; but before they were lost the French scholar François J. M. Raynouard analysed them and published brief extracts from them in his study of the Templars’ trial, Monumens Historiques, Rélatifs À La Condamnation Des Chevaliers Du Temple (Paris:
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New article on the estates of the Knights Templar

Posted on 14 August 2019 by Helen Nicholson

I’ve recently published a new article on the estates of the Knights Templar: how they were operated, what they produced, and who worked there: ‘The Surveys and Accounts of the Templars’ estates in England and Wales (1308–13)’, in Crusading Europe: Essays in Honour of Christopher Tyerman, ed. G. E. M. Lippiatt and Jessalynn L. Bird,
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The Templars’ Religious Practice: new article

Posted on 23 August 2018 by Helen Nicholson

 I’ve drawn together some of the evidence I’ve found on the service books, church plate and other decorations that were found in the Templars’ chapels when the Templars were arrested, and the salary records of the priests the Templars employed, into an article about the Templars’ religious practice from the records of the Templars’ estates in Britain and
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Book’s out

Posted on 16 August 2017 by Helen Nicholson

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 Amazon USA etc., etc.
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Cover and blurb

Posted on 21 February 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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