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Tithes — when the Templars weren’t exempt

Posted on 20 January 2016 by Helen Nicholson

One of the Templars' most famous and notorious exemptions was not having to pay tithes (a tenth of income, paid to the Church). This was a particular complaint against the […]

Women workers on the Templars’ estates

Posted on 19 January 2016 by Helen Nicholson

A quick glance through the accounts of the Templars' estates while they were in King Edward II's hands suggests that there were very few women employed. The cook who made […]

Calculating acreages: the problems of working from manuscripts

Posted on 30 September 2015 by Helen Nicholson

I have been blogging again about the Templars' estates at Gislingham: here. The two copies of the estate accounts for 1308 differ in the acreages sown with grain: one gives 35 acres […]

The Templars in Gislingham

Posted on 8 September 2015 by Helen Nicholson

I have been blogging about the Templars at Gislingham again: here.

Charity, alms and the English Templars

Posted on 15 January 2015 by Helen Nicholson

With help from Dr Paul Webster, I've continued my blog on the English Templars' charitable giving and support for the poor: https://gawainsmum.wordpress.com/2015/01/15/almonries-and-almsgiving-the-templars-at-gislingham-continued/