Dr Helen Nicholson
Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 74250
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74929
Location:John Percival Building, Room 5.45
- 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.
Helen J. Nicholson (2011) The Proceedings against the Templars in the British Isles, 2 vols, Ashgate Publishing.
Edited by Helen J. Nicholson (2011) On the Margins of Crusading: The Military Orders, the Papacy and the Christian World. Ashgate Publishing.
(edited with Jochen Burgtorf and Paul F. Crawford) The Debate on the Trial of the Templars (1307-1314) (Farnham, Surrey & Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2010; ISBN 978-0-7546-6570-0), 399pp
Helen J. Nicholson (2009) The Knights Templar on Trial: the trial of the Templars in the British Isles, 1308-1311. The History Press.
Edited by Karl Borchardt, Nikolas Jaspert and Helen J. Nicholson (2007) The Hospitallers, the Mediterranean and Europe: Festshrift for Anthony Luttrell Ashgate Publishing.
Edited by Anthony Luttrell and Helen J. Nicholson (2006) Hospitaller Women in the Middle Ages. Ashgate Publishing.
Edited by Jochen Burgtorf and Helen Nicholson (2006) International Mobility in the Military Orders (12th to 15th Centuries): Travelling on Christ’s Business. UK: University of Wales Press. USA: University of Alabama Press.
Edited by Helen J. Nicholson (2005) Palgrave Advances in the Crusades. Palgrave Macmillan.
Helen Nicholson (2003) Medieval Warfare: Theory and Practice of War in Europe, 300-1500. Palgrave Macmillan.
Helen Nicholson (2001, 2003) The Knights Hospitaller. Boydell Press.
Helen Nicholson (2001, 2004) The Knights Templar: A New History. Sutton Publishing. 2nd edn (2010): A Brief History of the Knights Templar. Constable and Robinson.
Helen J. Nicholson (2000) Love, War, and the Grail: Templars, Hospitallers and Teutonic Knights in Medieval Epic and Romance, 1150-1500. Brill.
Helen J. Nicholson (1997, 2001) Chronicle of the Third Crusade: A Translation of the Itinerarium Peregrinorum et Gesta Regis Ricardi. Ashgate.
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.
I contribute to teaching the following Part One double module course:
- Medieval Europe - 20 credits (HS1101)
Each year I offer two of the following Part Two courses:
- Medieval Women (HS1472)
- The Military Orders - 30 credits (HS1805)
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
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