Beth Spacey is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry. Beth is a historian of medieval religious cultures specialising in the crusades and with broader interests in the European and Eastern Mediterranean world of the central Middle Ages. Beth completed her PhD in Medieval History at the University of Birmingham in 2017, and has held teaching fellowships at the University of Birmingham (2016-17) and Trinity College Dublin (2017). Beth’s doctoral research was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (2012-15). She is currently revising her doctoral thesis for publication as a book titled The Miraculous and the Writing of Crusade History. She has published on the medieval historiography of the crusades, including on the representation of the miraculous and masculinities. Her next research project will examine the narrative strategies employed by the western European authors of thirteenth-century crusade histories, focusing on their recourse to existing crusade narratives, and to the real or imagined crusading past.