Thank you to everyone who came to our first public event. Visitors had the chance to get up close to one of the models of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. They were then treated to a fascinating talk by William which explored the role of relics during the crusades, and how crusaders negotiated the tensions around the fact that the most holy Christian site, the tomb of Christ in Jerusalem, is devoid of any physical remains to act as a traditional relic.
Both elements of this event were filmed, so if you were unable to make it, watch this space for two videos so you can hear the lecture from the comfort of your own home!
We hope everyone enjoyed the event and will be inspired to come to our next one on 28th September 2016 when William will be giving a talk titled “Did crusaders get tattoos?”. This is also free, but please book in advance here: www.crusadertattoos.eventbrite.co.uk