Kathryn Hurlock

Kathryn Hurlock is Head of the History Research Centre, and Reader in Medieval History at Manchester Metropolitan University, and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. She is a religious historian working on the ways in which people have engaged in major religious activities like pilgrimage and crusading from the middle ages to the present day.

She is the author of Wales and the Crusades, c.1095-1291 (University of Wales Press, 2011), Britain, Ireland, and the Crusades, 1000-1300 (Palgrave, 2013), and Medieval Welsh Pilgrimage, c.1100-1500 (Palgrave, 2018), as well as several edited collections, book chapters, and journal articles. Kathryn has contributed to television and radio as an expert commentator on pilgrimage, crusading, and medieval history.

Her first trade book, Heavenly Places: How Pilgrimage Changed the World, will be published in 2025 by Profile Books.

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