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Postgraduate student scoops Journal prize

29 March 2019

possible training practices for young squires from marginal illustration from Oxford Bodleian Library manuscript 264
possible training practices for young squires from marginal illustration from Oxford Bodleian Library manuscript 264

History PhD candidate Pierre Gaite has won the De Re Militari Gillingham Prize

Named in honour of the English scholar John Gillingham, the prize recognises the best article for the preceding year’s issue of the Journal of Medieval Military History.

Pierre Gaite is undertaking his PhD on the role and identity of household knights in fourteenth-century England, under the supervision of Professor of Medieval History Helen Nicholson and Lecturer in Medieval History Dr Bronach Kane.

His article Exercises in Arms: The Physical and Mental Combat Training of Men-at-Arms in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries will also feature in his forthcoming thesis.

The study of History at the University ranges from undergraduate level, including BA Joint Honours with Archaeology and Ancient History, to postgraduate level.