Dr Rob Jones

Historian and author specialising in the cultural experience of Medieval Warfare
Dr Robert W. Jones is a historian, author and Visiting Scholar in History at Franklin and Marshall College.

He teaches on the subjects of knighthood, chivalry and military cultures, and specialises in warfare as a cultural phenomenon. He aims to understand the participants' experience of war, and how their behaviour on the battlefield was shaped as much by the culture and society from which they came as by the practicalities of combat.

Rob came to military history from a background in reenactment and costumed interpretation. He has his own fourteenth-century harness and is a practitioner and instructor of Historical European Martial Arts, focusing on medieval longsword combat.

His books include ‘Bloodied Banners: Martial Display on the Medieval Battlefield’; ‘Knight: The Warrior and World of Chivalry’, and ‘A Companion to Chivalry’, and he is also a costumed interpreter and instructor of Historical European Martial Arts, focusing on medieval longsword combat.

 

Rob leads our tour discovering the Wye Valley Castles of the Marcher Earls, including the great fortifications of Caernarfon, Conwy, Beaumaris and Harlech, which were massive statements of England’s domination over its neighbour, Wales. 
See the tour details here