Life For Women in the Late Medieval Period

Life for Women in the Late Medieval Period As I concluded one of my lectures last year on the Middle…

Who were the Knights Templars Anyway?

As an undergraduate, I fell in love with the Knights Templars and when I lecture on the topic of the…

How to Survive the Viva

I wrote this article some time ago. It was a piece I had written within weeks of surviving my Viva!…

How Do We Define the Middle Ages?

We know that the Middle Ages or the Medieval Period lasted for around 1,000 years. Although opinions differ, this period…

The Crown of Thorns – From Jerusalem to the Cathedral of Notre Dame

And after twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right…

International Women’s Day: My Medieval Heroine – Melisende of Jerusalem

In light of International Women’s Day, I wanted to share the story of a little known medieval heroine. Melisende of…

How to Create Your Own Family Tree

I’m a medieval historian by trade, holding a PhD and specialising in gender and the crusades. I am accustomed to…