Charlotte Gauthier

Charlotte Gauthier

Doctoral Researcher History

About Charlotte...

Historian of religious conflict and its effect on nationhood

Charlotte Gauthier is a historian of religious conflict and its effect on nationhood. Her thesis, ‘Crusading on the Eve of the Reformation: The Making of Church, State, and Society in Late-Medieval England’ shows that crusading played an active and important part in the development of England’s understanding of its national identity and its place and role in Christendom, and the evolution of English political and legal structures just prior to the Reformation. Charlotte has also written and presented papers on the modern memory and legacy of crusading and the use of crusading imagery and memory by far-right groups in Europe and the Americas.

Institutional Affiliations


Royal Holloway, University of London

PhD candidate in History

- Early Career member of the Royal Historical Society


(ed. with Jonathan Phillips), The Crusades and the Far-Right, Engaging the Crusades, 8 (Routledge, forthcoming 2021)

(ed. with Jonathan Phillips), Right-Wing Nationalism and the Crusades, Engaging the Crusades, 9 (Routledge, forthcoming 2022)