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 has published on the medieval historiography of the crusades, including on the representation of the miraculous and masculinities, and her first book, The Miraculous and the Writing of Crusade Narrative, was published in Boydell & Brewer’s Crusading in Context series in 2020. Her current research project examines ideas about the natural world as God’s Creation in crusades texts.