Details of Professor Helen Nicholson’s
academic publications


Published Papers and Articles

Crusader states (Eastern Mediterranean/Middle East) The Encyclopedia of Empire, Editor-in-Chief: John M. MacKenzie Wiley Online Library, 2016,
Online: ISBN 9781118455074
Women’s Involvement in the Crusades The Crusader World, edited by Adrian J. Boas, pp. 54–67 Routledge, Taylor and Francis, Abingdon, 2015,
Print: ISBN 978-0-415-82494-1
ePub: ISBN 978-1-315-68415-4
‘“Martyrum collegio sociandus haberet”: Depictions of the Military Orders’ Martyrs in the Holy Land, 1187–1291’ Crusading and Warfare in the Middle Ages: Realities and Representations. Essays in Honour of John France, edited by Simon John and Nicholas Morton, pp. 101–118 Ashgate, Farnham, Surrey & Burlington, VT, 2014,
Print: ISBN 978-1-4094-6103-6
Pdf: ISBN 978-1-4094-6104-3
ePub: ISBN 978-1-4724-0741-2
‘Re-translating William of Tyre: The Origins of the Templars and Hospitallers according to London, British Library Additional Manuscript 5444, fols 242v–248r’ Deeds Done Beyond the Sea: Essays on William of Tyre, Cyprus and the Military Orders – Presented to Peter Edbury, edited by Susan B. Edgington and Helen J. Nicholson, pp. 53–67 Ashgate, Farnham, Surrey & Burlington, VT, 2014,
Print: ISBN 978-1-472-41783-1
Pdf: ISBN 978-1-472-41784-8
ePub: ISBN 978-1-472-41785-5
‘The Military Religious Orders in the Towns of the British Isles’ Les Ordres militaires dans la ville médiévale (1100–1350), sous la direction de Damien Carraz, pp. 113–26 Presses Universitaires Blaise-Pascal, 2013,
Print: ISBN 978-2-84516-558-8
PDF: ISBN 978-2-84516-559-5
‘The Templars in Britain: Garway and South Wales’ L’économie templière en Occident: Patrimoines, commerce, finances, ed. Arnaud Baudin, Ghislain Brunel and Nicolas Dohrmann, pp. 323–36 Éditions Dominique Guéniot, 2013,
ISBN 978-2-87825-520-1
‘The Hero Meets His Match. Cultural Encounters in Narratives of War against Muslims’ Cultural Encounters during the Crusades, ed. Kurt Villads Jensen, Kirsi Salonen and Helle Vogt, pp. 105–18 University Press of Southern Denmark, 2013,
ISBN 978-87-7674-659-9
‘The Knights Hospitaller’ Monastic Wales: New Approaches, ed. Janet Burton and Karen Stöber, pp. 147–61 University of Wales Press, Cardiff, 2013,
ISBN 978-0-7083-2582-7
e-ISBN 978-0-7083-2583-4
‘The Hospitallers’ and Templars’ involvement in warfare on the frontiers of the Brithish Isles in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries’ Ordines Militares, vol. XVII (2012), pp. 105–19 Nicolaus Copernicus University Press, Toruń, Poland, 2012,
ISSN 0867-2008
‘Love in a Hot Climate: Gender Relations in Florent et Octavien Languages of Love and Hate: Conflict, Communication, and Identity in the Medieval Mediterranean, ed. Sarah Lambert and Helen Nicholson, pp. 21–36 Brepols Publishers n.v.,
Turnhout, Belgium, 2012,
ISBN 978-2-503-52064-3M
e-ISBN 978-2-503-54013-9
‘The Military Orders in Wales and the Welsh March in the Middle Ages’ The Military Orders, 5, ed. Peter W. Edbury, pp. 189–207 Ashgate, Farnham, Surrey & Burlington, VT, 2012,
ISBN 978-1-4096-2100-9
‘Supporting Christians in Faraway Lands’ (‘Welsh History Month: The Churches of Gower’) Western Mail (2 April 2012),
and online at
Western Mail & South Wales News, Cardiff,
ISSN 0307-5214
Now published as ‘Fighting the Good Fight: The Churches of the Gower’ in Buildings and Places in Welsh History: A New History of Wales, ed. H.V. Bowen, pp. 67–74 Gomer Press, Llandysul, Ceredigion, 2013,
ISBN 978 1 84851 660 1
‘Charity and Hospitality in Military Orders’ As Ordens Militares. Freires, Guerreiros, Cavaleiros. Actas do VI Encontro sobre Ordens Militares, Vol. 1 ed. Isabel Cristina Ferreira Fernandes, pp. 193–206 GEsOS / Município de Palmela, Palmela, 2012
‘Have the Knights Templar and the Knights Hospitaller had a positive impact on Wales?’ Western Mail (24 March 2011),
and online at
Western Mail & South Wales News, Cardiff,
ISSN 0307-5214
Now published as ‘Knights Templar and Knights Hospitaller: Heroes or Heretics?’ in Heroes and Villains in Welsh History: A New History of Wales, ed. H.V. Bowen, pp. 37–44 Gomer Press, Llandysul, Ceredigion, 2012,
ISBN 978 1 84851 485 0
‘The Hospitallers and the “Peasants’ Revolt” of 1381 revisited’ The Military Orders, 3, ed. Victor Mallia-Milanes, pp. 225–33 Ashgate, Aldershot, Hants. & Burlington, VT, 2008,
ISBN 978-0-7546-6290-7
‘Crusades’ The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History, ed. Bonnie G. Smith Oxford University Press, New York, 2008,
ISBN 978-0195148909
‘The Testimony of Brother Henry Danet and the Trial of the Templars in Ireland’ In Laudem Hierosolymitani: Studies in Crusades and Medieval Culture in Honour of Benjamin Z. Kedar, Crusades Subsidia 1, ed. Iris Shagrir, Ronnie Ellenblum and Jonathan Riley-Smith, pp. 411–23 Ashgate, Aldershot, UK and Burlington, VT, 2008,
ISBN 978-0-7546-6140-5
‘Relations between Houses of the Order of the Temple in Britain and their Local Communities, as Indicated during the Trial of the Templars, 1307–12’ Knighthoods of Christ: Essays on the History of the Crusades and the Knights Templar, Presented to Malcolm Barber, ed. Norman Housley, pp. 195–207 Ashgate, Aldershot, UK and Burlington, VT, 2007,
ISBN 978-0-7546-5527-5
‘Crusades and Crusading Literature’ Medieval Women and Gender in Medieval Europe: an Encyclopedia, ed. Stephen Morillo), pp. 183–4 Routledge, New York, 2006,
ISBN 0415969441
Articles on: the Eracles, Ernoul, Jerusalem, (Latin) kingdom of (with Alan V. Murray), St Maurice – order of, the Military Orders, the Third Crusade, Ralph de Diceto, Richard of Devizes and Rigord The Encyclopedia of the Crusades, ed. Alan V. Murray, 4 vols; vol. 2 pp. 405, 407–8, 662–72; vol. 3, pp. 808, 825–30; vol. 4, pp. 1002–3, 1035, 1038–9 ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, Calif., 2006,
ISBN 1-57607-862-0,
e-book ISBN 1-57607-863-9
Translations of chapters 78, 79, 81 and 186, 187 of Jean Froissart, Chroniques. Dernière rédaction du premier livre. Édition du manuscrit de Rome, Reg. lat. 869, ed. George T. Diller (Geneva: Droz, 1972) Reading the Middle Ages: Sources from Europe, Byzantium and the Islamic World, ed. Barbara H. Rosenwein, pp. 512–17 Broadview Press, Peterborough, Ontario, 2006,
ISBN 1-55111- 693-6
‘“La roine preude femme et bonne dame”: Queen Sybil of Jerusalem (1186–1190) in History and Legend, 1186–1300’ The Haskins Society Journal, 15 (2004), ed. Margaret C. Schaus with Susan Mosher Stuard and Thomas Izbicki The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, 2006,
ISBN 1-84383-198-8
ISSN 0963-4959
‘International Mobility versus the Needs of the Realm: The Templars and Hospitallers in the British Isles in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries’ International Mobility in the Military Orders (12th to 15th Centuries), ed. Jochen Burgtorf and Helen Nicholson University of Wales Press, Cardiff, 2006,
 ISBN 0-7083-1907-6
and University of Alabama Press, 2006, ISBN 0-8173-1512-8
‘Saints Venerated in the Military Orders’ Selbstbild und Selbstverständnis der geistlichen Ritterorden, ed. Jürgen Sarnowsky and Roman Czaja, pp. 87–101 Ordines Militares: Colloquia Torunensia Historica XII, Torun, 2005
Reprinted in Russian as: “Pochitanie svyatȳkh v voenno-monasheskikh ordenakh” in Clavis Medii Aevi, 2 (2007) 116–40


‘The Sisters’ House at Minwear, Pembrokeshire: analysis of the documentary and archaeological evidence’ Archaeologica Cambrensis, 151 (2002), 109–38 ISSN 0306-6924
‘Echoes of the Past and Present Crusades in Les Prophecies de Merlin Romania: revue trimestrielle consacrée à l’étude des langues et des littératures romanes, 122 (2004), 320–40 ISSN 0035-8029
‘The Third Crusade: A Campaign of Europe’s Elite’ Crusades: The Illustrated History, ed. Thomas F. Madden, pp. 80–97, 152–3 (part) Duncan Baird Publishers, London, 2004,
ISBN 1-84483-040-3
Also published as:
Crusades: The Illustrated History (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2004);
Les Croisades, French trans. Bernard Gautier (Paris: Sélection, 2004);
Ristiretket: Kristinusko, Islam, pyhiinvaellukset, sota, Finnish trans. Veikko Ahola (Helsinki: Gummerus, 2005);
De geïllustreerde geschiedenis van de kruistochten, Dutch trans. Corrie van den Berg (Warnsveld: Terra, 2005);
Historia de las Cruzadas: Cristiandad, Islam, Peregrinaje, Guerra, Spanish trans. Jorge Gonzalez Batlle (Barcelona: Blume, 2006);
Krucjaty: chrzescijanstwo, islam, pielgrzymki, wojny, Polish trans. Mariusz Zwolinski (Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Naukowe, 2007);
Die Kreuzzüge German (Cologne: Taschen, 2008);
•Farsi trans. Paviz Delirpoor (Tehran: Sabzan, 2014).
‘The Motivations of the Hospitallers and Templars in their Involvement in the Fourth Crusade and its Aftermath’ Originally published online at Hill Monastic Manuscript Library.
Now available at
Hill Monastic Manuscript Library Malta Study Center Lecture, 2003
‘The Hospitallers and the “Peasants’” Revolt of 1381 Revisited’ St John Historical Society Proceedings (2003), pp. 43–55.  
‘Serving King and Crusade: The Military Orders in Royal Service in Ireland, 1220-1400’ The Experience of Crusading, vol. 1, Western Approaches, ed. Marcus Bull and Norman Housley, pp. 233–52. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2003, ISBN
0521811686 (vol. 1)
0521826675 (2 vols)
‘The Hospitallers in England, the kings of England and relations with Rhodes in the Fourteenth Century’ Sacra Militia: Rivista di Storia Degli Ordini Militari, 2 (2002), 25–45. ISSN 1591-7142
‘The Military Orders and their Relations with Women’ The Crusades and the Military Orders: Expanding the Frontiers of Medieval Latin Christianity, ed. Zsolt Hunyadi and József Laszlovsky, pp. 407–14. Central European University, Budapest, 2001,
ISBN 963-9241-42-3
‘The Head of St Euphemia: Templar Devotion to Female Saints’ Gendering the Crusades, ed. Susan Edgington and Sarah Lambert, pp. 108–20. University of Wales Press, Cardiff, 2001,
ISBN 0-7083-1698-0
‘Women in Templar and Hospitaller Commanderies’ La Commanderie: Institution des ordres militaires dans l'Occident médiéval, ed. Anthony Luttrell and Léon Pressouyre, pp. 125–34. Comité des travaux historiques et scientifiques, Paris, 2002,
ISBN 2-7355-0485-9
‘Following the Path of the Lionheart: The De Ortu Walwanii and the Itinerarium Peregrinorum at Gesta Regis Ricardi Medium Ævum, 69 (2000), 21–33. ISSN 0025-8385

‘Margaret de Lacy and the Hospital of St John at Aconbury, Herefordshire’

The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 50 (1999), 629–51. ISSN 0022-0469
Republished in:
Hospitaller Women in the Middle Ages, ed. Anthony Luttrell and Helen J. Nicholson

Ashgate, Aldershot, 2006,
ISBN: 0-7546-0646-5

‘The Knights Hospitaller on the Frontiers of the British Isles’ Mendicants, Military Orders and Regionalism in Medieval Europe, ed. Jürgen Sarnowsky, pp. 47–57 Ashgate, Aldershot, 1999,
ISBN 1-84014-623-0
Short articles on ‘The Crusades’, ‘Georges Duby’, ‘Matthew Paris’, and ‘William of Tyre’ The Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing, ed. Kelly Boyd, 2 vols., pp. 268–9, 327–8, 906–7, 1301–2 Fitzroy Dearborn, London, 1999,
ISBN 1-88496-433-8
‘Before William of Tyre: European Reports on the Military Orders’ Deeds in the East, 1150–1185’ The Military Orders, vol. 2: Welfare and Warfare, ed. Helen Nicholson, pp. 111–18 Ashgate, Aldershot, 1998,
ISBN 0-86078-679-X
‘The Military Orders and the kings of England in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries’ From Clermont to Jerusalem: the Crusades and Crusader Societies, 1095–1500, ed. Alan Murray, International Medieval Research, 3, pp. 203–18 Brepols, Turnholt, 1998,
ISBN 2-503-50667-4
‘Women on the Third Crusade’ Journal of Medieval History, 23(4) (1997), 335–49 ISSN 0304-4181
‘Knights and Lovers: the Military Orders in the romantic literature of the thirteenth century’ The Military Orders: fighting for the faith and caring for the sick, ed. Malcolm Barber, pp. 340–5 Variorum, Aldershot, 1994,
ISBN 0-86078-438-X
‘Saints or sinners? The Knights Templar in Medieval Europe’  History Today, 44(12) (1994), 30–36
ISSN 0018-2753
See History Today
Republished in: Annual Editions Western Civilization, Volume 1, edn 13, ed. Robert L. Lembright McGraw Hill (Aug 2004)
ISBN: 0072968796
Premium Article also at:
‘The Military Orders in the Romantic Literature of the thirteenth century’ St John Historical Society Proceedings, 5 (1993), 25–41.  
‘Steamy Syrian Scandals: Matthew Paris on the Templars and Hospitallers’ Medieval History, 2(2) (1992), 68–85 ISSN 0960-775
‘Templar attitudes towards women’ Medieval History, 1(3) (1991), 74–80 ISSN 0960-7752
‘Jacquemart Giélée’s Renart le Nouvel: the image of the Military Orders on the eve of the loss of Acre’ Monastic Studies 1: the Continuity of Tradition,
ed. Judith Loades, pp. 182–9
Bangor, Headstart History, 1990,
ISBN 1-873041-00-4

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