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Manchester Metropolitan University

Recent publications:

  • International Journal of Military History and Historiography: Special Issue: The Appropriation and Weaponisation of the Crusades in the Modern Era, guest editor, Jason T. Roche, Volume 41, Issue 2 (2021).

  • The Crusade of King Conrad III of Germany. Warfare and Diplomacy in Byzantium, Anatolia and Outremer, 1146-1148 (Turnhout, 2021).

  • ‘The Byzantine Conception of the Latin Barbarian and Distortion in the Greek Narratives of the Early Crusades’, in Fighting for the Faith – the Many Crusades, eds. Kurt Villens Jensen, Carsten Selch Jensen & Janus Møller Jensen (Stockholm, 2018), pp. 143-73.


Lancaster University

Recent publications:

  • 'Simon de Montfort (d. 1265) and Montfortian Family Legacy' in Simon de Montfort (c.1170-1218), eds. Gregory Lippiatt, Laurent Mace, and Martin Aurell (Turnhout: Brepols, 2020) pp. 195-213.

  • The Song of Simon de Montfort: The Life and Death of a Medieval Revolutionary (Oxford University Press, 2019).


Nottingham Trent University

Recent publications:

  • ‘Leading the People 'as duke, count and father': the Masculinities of Abbot Martin of Pairis in Gunther of Pairis' in Natasha Hodgson, Katherine Lewis, and Matthew Mesley ed. Crusading Masculinities, Crusades Subsidia (Routledge, 2019).

  • ‘Reputation, authority and masculine identities in the political culture of the First Crusaders: the career of Arnulf of Chocques’, History, 102 (2017).

  • ‘Normans and competing masculinities on the First Crusade’ in Crusading and Pilgrimage in the Norman World, eds. Kathryn Hurlock and Paul Oldham (Boydell, 2015).


Manchester Metropolitan University

Recent publications:

  • ‘Was there combat trauma in the middle ages? A case for moral injury in pre-modern conflict’, in Combat Stress in Pre-Modern Europe, ed. with Owen Rees and Jason Crowley (Basingstoke, 2022), 123-150.

  • ‘Family, Faith, and Knights of the Holy Sepulchre in Late and Post-Medieval Wales’, in Crusading and Ideas of the Holy Land in Medieval Britain, ed. with Laura J. Whatley (Turnhout, 2022), 149-70.

  • ‘Crusading Rhetoric and Anglo-Irish Relations, c. 1300-1600’, in Ireland and the Crusades, ed. E.Coleman, P.Duffy, T. O’Keeffe (Dublin, 2022).


Liverpool University

Recent publications:

  • 'La vie de saint Memmie de Châlons et les légendes apostoliques des diocèses de Gaule au début du IXe siècle', Revue d'Histoire de l'Eglise de France, 103(1), pp. 5-25.

  • Nelson, J., & Kempf, D. Reading the Bible in the Middle Ages (Bloomsbury Academic, 2015).

  • Kempf, D., & Bull, M. Narrating the First Crusade: Historiography, Memory and Transmission in the Narratives of the Early Crusade Movement (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2014).


University of Huddersfield

Recent publications:

  • 'Refashioning Henry VIII as a Crusader King: Edward I, Crusading and Ideal Kingship in BL, Royal MS18XXVI.', in Crusading and Ideas of the Holy Land in Medieval Britain, eds. K. Hurlock, & L. J. Whatley (Turnhout, 2022) pp. 225-255.


Lancaster University

Recent publications:

  • The Making of Medieval Sardinia, edited with H. Fernandez-Aceves and M. Muresu [The Medieval Mediterranean Series, vol. 128] (Leiden, 2021).

  • ‘Historiography in the making: a name-list of Sicilian Muslims from the Rollus Rubeus cartulary of Cefalù cathedral’, in Rethinking Norman Italy: Studies in Honour of Graham A. Loud, eds Joanna H. Drell and Paul Oldfield (Manchester, 2021), pp. 46–92.

  • ‘Messaging and memory: notes from medieval Ifrīqiya and Sicily', in Sicily, al-Andalus and the Maghreb: Writing in Times of Turmoil, a special issue of The Medieval Globe 5/1 (2019), eds Carol Symes and Nicola Carpentieri, pp. 87–104.


University of Leeds

Recent publications:

  • Baldwin of Bourcq: Count of Edessa and King of Jerusalem, 1100-1131, Rulers of the Latin East, 4 (London: Routledge, 2022).

  • ‘From Jerusalem to Mexico: Unity and Diversity in Crusading, Eleventh to Sixteenth Centuries’, in Legacies of the Crusades: Proceedings of the Ninth Conference of the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East, Odense, 27 June – 1 July 2016, Volume 1, ed. Torben Kjersgaard Nielsen and Kurt Villads Jensen, Outremer: Studies in the Crusades and the Latin East, 11 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2021), pp. 21–44.

  • ‘Representations of Genocide: Slaughter, Expulsion and Enslavement in the Crusades to the Holy Land’, in A Cultural History of Genocide in the Middle Ages, ed. Melodie H. Eichbauer, A Cultural History of Genocide, 2 (London: Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2021), pp. 145–64.


Nottingham Trent University

Recent publications:

  • The Mongol Storm: Making and Breaking Empires in the Medieval Near East (London: Basic Books, 2022).

  • The Crusader States and their Neighbours: A Military History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020).

  • The Field of Blood: The Battle for Aleppo and the Remaking of the Medieval Middle East (London: Basic Books, 2018).


University of Leicester

Recent publications:

  • 'Dress to Impress - Jacques de Vitry and the Power of the Episcopal Office', in Power Manifest: Structures and Concepts of Ecclesiastical Authority in the High Middle Ages, ed. by T. Smith and M. Ross (Brepols, 2020), pp. 233-252.

  • '"A Dragon With Nine Heads”: The Changing Reputation of Crusader Acre, c. 1191-c. 1291’, in Cultures and Practices of Coexistence from the Thirteenth through the Seventeenth Centuries, ed. by Marco Folin and Antonio Musarra (New York, 2020).

  • Edited with Liz Mylod, Guy Perry and Thomas W. Smith, The Fifth Crusade in Context. The Crusading Movement in the Early thirteenth Century, Crusades - Subsidia (Routledge, 2016).


University of Birmingham

Recent publications:

  • 'Fulcher of Chartres and Armed Pilgrims, 1104-1127', in Chronicle, Crusade and the Latin East: Essays in Honour of Susan B. Edgington (Outremer. Studies in the Crusades and the Latin East; Vol. 16).

  • 'The crusading Furnivals: family tradition, political expediency and social pressure in crusade motivation', Journal of Family History (2022).

  • 'Commemorating the crusading past in late medieval England: the Worksop Priory tabula', English Historical Review, 136(581), pp. 809-835.

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