IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 816: Making Money?: The Templars' Economy in Britain

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Cardiff Centre for the Crusades, Cardiff University
Organiser:Helen J. Nicholson, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Moderator/Chair:Nicholas E. Morton, School of Arts & Humanities, Nottingham Trent University
Paper 816-aThe Templars in East Yorkshire
(Language: English)
John Walker, Department of History, University of Hull
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Crusades, Economics - Rural, Religious Life
Paper 816-bEdward II and the Templar Lands in Lincolnshire
(Language: English)
Mike Jefferson, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Administration, Archives and Sources, Economics - Rural, Religious Life
Paper 816-cThe Templars in the West of Britain: Garway, South Wales, and the South West
(Language: English)
Helen J. Nicholson, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index terms: Administration, Archives and Sources, Economics - Rural, Religious Life
Abstract

The Knights Templar are well known for their economic activities in the West. The primary purpose of their European estates was to generate revenue to support their military activities on the frontiers of Christendom. However, until recently scholars have not explored their economic and commercial activities in depth. This session brings together scholars studying aspects of the Templars’ money-making in Britain. Their papers examine three of the Templars’ estates, analyzing the Order’s role in local society, and the revenue it earned from agriculture, rent and otherwise.