Christopher Tyerman

Christopher Tyerman (born in 1953) is an academic historian focusing on the crusades. In 2015, he was appointed Professor of History of the Crusades at the University of Oxford.

He graduated from New College, Oxford, with a first-class bachelor of arts degree in 1974. He lectured at the University of York between 1976 and 1977, before returning to Oxford as a research fellow at Queen's College (1977 – 1982). In 1981, he completed his doctor of philosophy degree and won the Royal Historical Society's Alexander Prize Medal.  All the while, he had been a medieval history lecturer at Hertford College, Oxford, since 1979.

Some of his most aclaimed works are The Holy Land and the Crusades in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries (1985), England and the Crusades 1095 – 1588 (1988), Fighting for Christendom: Holy War and the Crusades (2004), God’s War: A New History of the Crusades (2006), The Debate on the Crusades 1099 – 2010 (2011).