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Thomas Asbridge


Thomas Asbridge

Thomas Asbridge is Reader in Medieval History at Queen Mary, University of London, and the author of THE GREATEST KNIGHT: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones (2014), THE CRUSADES: The War for the Holy Land (2010) and THE FIRST CRUSADE: A New History (2004). He 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.

Thomas wrote and presented a BBC documentary, The Greatest Knight: William Marshal, and a landmark three-part documentary series The Crusades for the BBC, filmed on location across the Near East and Europe. He has also appeared in many other internationally broadcast television documentaries and radio programs, and has worked as a historical consultant for HBO and Company Pictures. He now lives in southern England.

Thomas Asbridge

Books by Thomas Asbridge

by Thomas Asbridge - Biography, History, Nonfiction

In THE GREATEST KNIGHT, renowned historian Thomas Asbridge presents a compelling account of William Marshal's life and times. Asbridge follows Marshal on his journey from rural England onto the battlefields of France, to the desert castles of the Holy Land and the verdant shores of Ireland, charting the unparalleled rise to prominence of a man bound to a code of honour, yet driven by unquenchable ambition.