From supplying food and medical treatment, to lending emotional and financial support, to occasionally engaging in combat, women were to be found in and around every major conflict of the Middle Ages. This week, Danièle speaks with Helen J. Nicholson about the role of women in the most famous clashes of the medieval period: the crusades.
Helen J. Nicholson is a recently retired Professor of Medieval History at Cardiff University and one of the world’s leading experts on military religious orders and the Crusades. She has authored or edited dozens of books and articles. You can learn more about Helen on her Wikipedia page or follow her on Twitter @gawainsmum
Helen Nicholson’s new book is Women and the Crusades, published by Oxford University Press. Click here for more details.
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