I grew up in Pennsylvania before attending and graduating from the Virginia Military Institute.  I then earned my D.Phil. at Hertford College, Oxford.  I now live in Norwich with my wife and daughters.

I am currently pursuing a three-year Leverhulme-funded project entitled 'Crusading Diaspora: French Baronial Government in the Mediterranean, 1204-1287'.

All Publications

McGlynn, S., Lippiatt, G. (Translator)


The Statutes of Pamiers (1212): A Translation,

in Kill Them All : Cathars and Carnage in the Albigensian Crusade.

The History Press

pp. 293-304

ISBN 9780750984317

Full Text UEA Repository



Lippiatt, G.


Simon of Montfort and the Statutes of Pamiers,

Full Text

(Other contribution)


Lippiatt, G.


Warrior Churchmen of Medieval England, 1000–1250: Theory and Reality, by Craig M Nakashian,

in Journal of Military History



pp. 226-227

(Book/Film/Article review)


Lippiatt, G.


Simon V of Montfort and Baronial Government, 1195-1218,

Oxford University Press

ISBN 9780198805137

Full Text UEA Repository



Lippiatt, G. (Translator), Lewis, C. S.


What France Means to Me,

in Image and Imagination : Essays and Reviews.

Cambridge University Press

pp. 145-146

ISBN 9781107639270

(Other chapter contribution)


Lippiatt, G.


Duty and Desertion: Simon of Montfort and the Fourth Crusade,

in Leidschrift. Historisch Tijdschrift



pp. 75-88

UEA Repository



Key Research Interests

I am interested in baronial government in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries and in exploring the ways in which barons imagined and implemented concepts of public good.  My research focusses particularly on the intersection of barons and aspirational Christian movements, such as the Cistercians or the crusades.

Teaching Interests

I teach the third-year undergraduate modules 'The Crusades' (usually in the autumn) and 'Apostles of Satan?: Heretics and Heresy' (beginning spring 2019).

I cannot supervise doctoral theses, but I am very happy to assist with masters dissertations on a range of subjects including medieval barons, crusades, and heresy.

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

Member of the Heterodox Academy

External associate member of the Centre d'Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale

Rhodes Scholar (Virginia and Hertford 2009)