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Prof Helen Nicholson 


Dr Helen Nicholson
Position:Professor of Medieval History

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 74250
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74929
Extension:74250
Location:John Percival Building, Room 5.45

Research Interests

  • The Military Orders: the Knights Templar, the Knights Hospitaller, and the Teutonic Knights;
  • The Trial of the Templars in the British Isles;
  • The Templars’ English estates, 1308-1311;
  • The Hospitallers in the British Isles in the fourteenth century;
  • The Crusades in the Middle Ages;
  • Women in the crusades and in religious orders in the middle ages;
  • The use of medieval ‘fictional’ literature as historical evidence.
 

Research Projects

The Trial of the Templars in the British Isles.

The Knights Templars’ English estates, 1308-1311.

The Hospitallers in the British Isles in the Fourteenth Century.

Teaching

I contribute to teaching the following Part One double module course:

Each year I offer two of the following Part Two courses:
  • Medieval Women (HS1472)
I also participate in teaching the MA in the History of the Crusades,  the MA in Ancient and Medieval Warfare and the MA in Medieval British Studies, and will accept suitably qualified PhD students interested in the medieval Military Religious Orders, medieval women, the Crusades and medieval Religious Orders or related fields.

Impact and Engagement

Research blog on the Knights Templar estates http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/knightstemplarsestates/author/shahjn/

The podcast accompanying her article ‘The Templars on Trial: A very muted inquisition’, in BBC History Magazine, 10.6 (June 2009), pp. 26-31, can be downloaded from the BBC History Magazine podcast archive at: http://www.bbchistorymagazine.com/podcast-page for June 2009, part 1.

I regularly give talks to general interest groups on the Knights Templar, the Knights Hospitaller, and the Crusades. See also

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/nigel.nicholson/hn/publications/Doctor%27s%20publications.html