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Thomas Asbridge is an internationally renowned expert on the history of the Middle Ages and author of the critically acclaimed books The Crusades: The War for the Holy Land and The First Crusade: A New History. His latest publication is The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones.

Thomas studied for a BA in Ancient and Medieval History at Cardiff University, and then gained his PhD in Medieval History at Royal Holloway, University of London. His is now Reader in Medieval History at Queen Mary, University of London and Founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Islam & the West.

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Thomas Asbridge Hello Ryan
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I do comment on the later careers of both Stephen of Blois and Bohemond at the end of the book, though there is more…more
Hello Ryan
Thanks for you question.
I do comment on the later careers of both Stephen of Blois and Bohemond at the end of the book, though there is more detail in my general history 'The Crusades: The War for the Holy Land'. Bohemond stayed in Antioch initially, only completing his pilgrimage to Jerusalem in late 1099.
Hope you enjoy the rest of the book.

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Thomas Asbridge Dear Mark
Thanks for your questions.
The audio CD version of 'The Greatest Knight' (read by Derek Perkins) is scheduled to be released on 10 March,…more
Dear Mark
Thanks for your questions.
The audio CD version of 'The Greatest Knight' (read by Derek Perkins) is scheduled to be released on 10 March, though I think it might be slightly delayed as I was only asked to sign off on the CD cover yesterday.

As to my BBC documentary: unfortunately, as far as I am aware, there are currently no plans to broadcast the program in the US. Sorry.

Yours
Thomas (less)
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“By now the crusaders had christened the most powerful French catapult 'Mal Voisine', or 'Bad Neighbour', while nicknaming the Muslim stone-thrower that targeted it for conter-bombardment 'Mal Cousine', or 'Bad Relation'.”
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“Concepts such as love, charity, obligation and tradition all helped to shape medieval attitudes to devotion, but perhaps the most powerful conditioning influence was fear;”
Thomas Asbridge, The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land

“A remarkable treatise on manners dating from the late twelfth century – Daniel of Beccles’ Book of the Civilised Man – gives some insight into how nobles were expected to behave in a medieval great hall. In this public milieu, a measure of decorum was advised. Nobles were warned not to comb their hair, clean their nails, scratch themselves or look for fleas in their breeches. As a rule, shoes should not be removed and urinating was to be avoided, unless of course you were a lord in his own hall, in which case it was permissible.”
Thomas Asbridge, The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones

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