Museum of the Order of St John
Wed 24 May 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An online evening lecture in partnership with the St John Historical Society.
Women were associated with the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem from its earliest beginnings. One of these was Constance of France, the sister of King Louis VII, who made a pilgrimage to the Latin East in the 1170s and became a Hospitaller sister there. Why? Dr Myra Bom explains the Order’s appeal to Constance and other medieval women.
Dr Myra Bom is a Lecturer at the University of Cambridge, a Research Associate at Royal Holloway, University of London, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. She has published Women in the Military Orders of the Crusades (2012) and Constance of France: Womanhood and Agency in Twelfth-Century Europe (2022).