Designing graphic layouts for an exhibition

Posted October 10, 2017 11:57 am by Abigail Turner under Guest blogs

by Justin Bailey This post was originally published on the blog for the Museum of the Order of St John, available here.   One of the best things about working in a small museum with a small team is the variety of my role. As the Museum’s office assistant I organise guided tours and look... Read more »

King Amaury I of Jerusalem

Posted September 29, 2017 12:53 pm by Abigail Turner under Guest blogs History Volunteering

by Matthieu Isbell Matthieu Isbell is an undergraduate student of Ancient and Medieval History and Culture at Trinity College Dublin, entering his final academic year. He has an especial interest in the Crusades. He has been volunteering at the Museum of the Order St John over the summer, researching and writing about kings of Latin... Read more »

‘We come with passports instead of swords’: The 1926 Pilgrimage of The Order of St John to Jerusalem, Cyprus, Rhodes and Malta

Posted September 15, 2017 10:13 am by Abigail Turner under Guest blogs History

In the latest guest essay for the Bearers of the Cross project blog, Dr Mike Horswell (Royal Holloway, University of London) explores the history and material culture of the Order of St John’s 1926 pilgrimage to the Holy Land. On the morning of 4 March 1926 over a hundred men and women – many members of the Order... Read more »

A summer volunteering at the Museum of the Order of St John

Posted August 24, 2017 4:30 pm by Abigail Turner under Impact Volunteering

This summer Matthieu Isbell spent a month at the Museum of the Order of St John volunteering with two important projects. One, to collate and catalogue some of the many thousands of very important Order of St John nomination forms, and another, which Matthieu discusses here.   Why did you want to volunteer with the... Read more »

John de Brienne, the Man who would be King and Emperor

Posted August 24, 2017 4:30 pm by Abigail Turner under Guest blogs History Volunteering

by Matthieu Isbell Matthieu Isbell is an undergraduate student of Ancient and Medieval History and Culture at Trinity College Dublin, entering his final academic year. He has an especial interest in the Crusades. He has been volunteering at the Museum of the Order St John over the summer, researching and writing about kings of Latin... Read more »

King Baldwin III of Jerusalem

Posted August 24, 2017 4:30 pm by Abigail Turner under Guest blogs History Volunteering

by Matthieu Isbell Matthieu Isbell is an undergraduate student of Ancient and Medieval History and Culture at Trinity College Dublin, entering his final academic year. He has an especial interest in the Crusades. He has been volunteering at the Museum of the Order St John over the summer, researching and writing about kings of Latin... Read more »

The County of Tripoli (1109–1289)

Posted April 11, 2017 12:01 pm by William Purkis under Guest blogs History

In the second guest essay for the Bearers of the Cross project blog, Dr Kevin Lewis (University of Oxford) presents an overview of the history of the county of Tripoli. The county was one of four ‘crusader states’ established in the Near East in the wake of the First Crusade, and was the source for many of the coins now held within... Read more »

Did Crusaders get Tattoos?

Posted March 21, 2017 10:28 am by William Purkis under Events History Public engagement

The film of the lecture on crusader body-marking from our last public event is now available via the Museum of the Order of St John’s YouTube channel. You can also watch it here: To view other films associated with the project, please visit Bearers of the Cross TV, where they are now collected together on one page. The... Read more »