Jonathan Riley-Smith

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Jonathan Simon Christopher Riley-Smith, GCStJ, FRHistS (born 27 June 1938) is a historian of the Crusades,[1] and a former Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History. He is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

Early life[edit]

He was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he took his BA (1960), MA (1964), PhD (1964), and LittD (2001).

Academic career[edit]

During his career, he has taught at the University of St Andrews, Queens' College, Cambridge, Royal Holloway College, London as well as at Trinity College.

He was a founder of the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East. He is also a Knight of Grace and Devotion, Sovereign Military Order of Malta and a Knight of Justice, Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem.

Personal life[edit]

He is married with three children.




  1. ^ Andy Soltis; Richard Johnson (5 May 2005). "Knight Clubbing - Historians' Jihad Vs. 'Heaven'". New York Post. Retrieved 25 December 2010.