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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1639: Military Orders and Crusaders, II: Sessions in Honour of Professor Helen J. Nicholson

Thursday 6 July 2023, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Exploring the Past Pathway, Cardiff University
Organisers:Hayley Bassett, School of History Archaeology & Religion Cardiff University
Paul Webster, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Moderator/Chair:Hayley Bassett, School of History Archaeology & Religion Cardiff University
Paper 1639-aDoes the Templar Master Gerard of Ridefort Deserve His Reputation as an Arrogant Fool?: A Re-Examination of the Battle of Cresson
(Language: English)
Nicholas E. Morton, School of Arts & Humanities, Nottingham Trent University
Index terms: Crusades, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1639-bThe Military Orders and the Minority of King Henry III
(Language: English)
Paul Webster, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1639-cA Different Kind of Order: English Magnates, Household Knights, and Crusade in the 14th Century
(Language: English)
Pierre Gaite, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index terms: Crusades, Military History
Paper 1639-dAn Unpublished Source from the Archives of the Teutonic Order in Berlin: The Self-Image of the Order in the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Gregory J. Leighton, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index terms: Crusades, Military History
Abstract

In this second session in honour of Professor Helen J. Nicholson, these papers will explore the Military Orders and themes of crusade, knighthood, warfare, and government. The first paper will present a reassessment of the role of the Templar Master Gerard of Ridefort at the Battle of Cresson (1187). For the second paper we turn to an exploration of the governmental role of the Military Orders during the minority of King Henry III of England, using royal records to reconstruct the role of key figures. The third paper will explore the background of English household knights and analyses their military involvement on the crusading frontiers. The final paper of this session will analyse a new source for scholars of the Military Orders which has never been edited or accurately dated.