Andrew Latham

About me

Andrew Latham was born in England, raised in Canada and currently lives in the United States. He graduated from York University in Toronto with a BA (Honours) in Political Science and later earned an MA from Queen’s University in Kingston and a PhD from his alma mater, York.

Since 1997 Andrew has been a member of the Political Science Department at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he where he lives with his wife Wendy, daughter Bernadette and son Michael. Andrew regularly teaches courses in Medieval Political Thought, International Security and Regional Conflict. His most recent publications include a non-fiction book entitled Theorizing Medieval Geopolitics: War and World Order in the Age of the Crusades. Andrew’s first novel, The Holy Lance, was published by Knox Robinson in March 2015. You can buy it here

From my website

Prologue: The Templar's Revenge

16 August 1191The Priory of Valsainte lay tranquil under the silver-gray shimmer of a crescent moon. Just before midnight, a lone figure slipped down the night stairs that only a few days earlier had been used by the Lazarite monks as they made their regular nocturnal procession from their sleeping…

Boniface VIII vs Philip IV: Episode 2

From the author of The Holy Lance, a novel about the Templar knights during the Third Crusade, a post about the conflict between pope Boniface VIII and king Philip IV (who in 1307 had the Templars arrested and tried).In 1301, tensions between Philip and Boniface flared up again with the…

Pope Boniface VIII vs Philip IV: Episode I

Author of the best-selling medieval-themed novel The Holy Lance, available at the late 13th century, the French king, Philip IV, began taxing members of the French clergy in order to help finance his war against England. While formally prohibited by a decree of the Fourth Lateran Council, the papacy…

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