Thomas Asbridge, Historian

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Thomas Asbridge is a historian and writer.

Thomas wrote and presented the BBC Two documentary The Greatest Knight: William the Marshal, scheduled to air on Wednesday, 26 March, at 9 p.m.

His latest book, A Knight’s Tale, a fascinating and  revealing biography of William Marshal, will be published by HarperCollins in the USA in December 2014, and by Simon & Schuster in the UK in February 2015.


Previous books include the highly praised The Crusades: The War for the Holy Land and The First Crusade.

Thomas previously wrote and presented a landmark BBC Two television series, The Crusadesbased on his book of the same name, which aired in early 2012.


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