HISTORY students from King’s Ely Sixth Form attended the A Level Crusades Conference in London.

The conference was held at the London Irish Centre on March 20th and saw King’s Ely’s Year 12 Historians enjoying a series of excellent talks from leading lights in crusading historiography: Dr Thomas Asbridge and Professor Jonathan Phillips.

Head of History at King’s Ely Senior, Colin Currie, said: “Dr Asbridge gave a particularly interesting talk which challenged many of the assumptions that we have about the First Crusade, and Professor Phillips was lucid and witty in his delivery during his lectures on the Second Crusade and relations with the Byzantine Empire.

“Our pupils were also over the moon to meet Professor Phillips at the end of the conference where he signed their copies of his books.”

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