Dr Danielle Park

Danielle ParkContact Details

  • Email: dp365@le.ac.uk
  • Office Hours: Attenborough 506, Thursdays 3pm-4pm, Friday 11am - 12noon
  • Dissertation Office hour:  Thursday 2pm-3pm




I joined the School of History in 2014. In 2013 I completed my BA, MA and AHRC-funded PhD, ‘Under Our Protection, That of the Church and Their Own’- Papal and Secular Protection of the Families and Properties the Crusaders Left Behind, c.1095-1226, at Royal Holloway, University of London. Before coming to Leicester I was a sessional tutor at the University of Reading and I am a visiting tutor at the University of Sheffield and Royal Holloway, University of London.

Research Interests

My research is particularly interested in what happened on the home-front while the crusaders were away. My work focuses on the development of the papal protection privilege granted to crusaders and their families, and extended over their homes and properties. I examine the crusades’ ramifications on the families and lands that the crusaders left behind, and assess the papal and secular measures involved in protecting the crusader’s interests. I have worked extensively on the role of women within the context of the crusades. I am currently working on a monograph that will consider the crusaders’ preparations for their departures, the practicality of the papal protection privilege and the roles of crusaders’ wives and sons as regents.


HS2001 Group Project
HS2234 Race and Ethnicity
HS3698 Crusading in the Holy Land 1095-1291
HS7022 Mastering Medieval Sources


Journal Article

'The Power of Crusaders’ Wives in Narrative and Diplomatic Sources, c.1096-1149', The Reading Medievalist, vol. 1 (2014), pp. 18-31.

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