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Helen Nicholson

Helen Nicholson

A former Head of the History Department at Cardiff University, I am a world-leading scholar in research into the military religious orders and the Crusades. I have very extensive experience in teaching students at all levels, and a strong record in impact and engagement with the wider public.

Latest posts

Templar Lands and Economy Workshop

Posted on 4 February 2014 by Helen Nicholson

Templar Lands and Economy Workshop Programme 26 April 2014 Dr John Walker is organising a workshop on recent research into the Templars' lands and economy in Britain and Ireland. The […]

Finding a digital platform — problems

Posted on 17 January 2014 by Helen Nicholson

My transcription of the accounts of the Templars’ estates in Herefordshire is now on Wattpad . However, the final part of the accounts was initially blocked  by Wattpad on the basis it’s […]

Estate records for Wales, Cornwall and Westmorland

Posted on 14 January 2014 by Helen Nicholson

I have put some draft transcriptions from the 1308-13 records of the Templars' estates in England and Wales on to Wattpad, where they are accessible to all. They are the […]

Christmas lecture

Posted on 7 December 2013 by Helen Nicholson

Yesterday evening I was at Hereford Cathedral School, delivering the annual Christmas lecture. My lecture was on 'The Templars and the Kingdom of Jerusalem: from the First to the Third […]

Templars in Russian wine magazine

Posted on 29 November 2013 by Helen Nicholson

Back October 2012 Tanya Ashcroft, a freelance journalist living in Strasbourg, contacted me for some information. She was writing an article about the Templiers for the "Russian Almanac of Wines" […]

New Blog

Posted on 13 November 2013 by Helen Nicholson

As my research on the Knights Templars' estates in England and Wales develops, this is a good moment to expand my long-standing home blog on to the Cardiff University website. There is […]