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Dr Helen Birkett



The Saints' Lives of Jocelin of Furness: Hagiography, Patronage and Ecclesiastical Politics, Woodbridge, Boydell and Brewer, 2010.

The Jewish Communities of Medieval England: The Collected Papers of R. B. Dobson, York, Borthwick Institute Publications, 2010.


Visions of the Other World from the Cistercian Monastery of Melrose, Mediaeval Studies, vol. 74, 2012, 101-141

The Pastoral Application of the Lateran IV Reforms in the Northern Province, 1215-1348, Northern History: a review of the history of the north of England and the borders, vol. 43.2, 2006, 199-219


Visions of Power: Authority and Religious Identity in Cistercian Exempla, in Burton J (eds) Thirteenth-Century England XV, , 2015

Plausible Fictions: John Stow, Jocelin of Furness and the Book of British Bishops, in Downham C (eds) Medieval Furness: Texts and Contexts, Stamford: Paul Watkins, 2013

Furness Abbey, in Dyas D (eds) English Cathedrals and Monasteries Through the Centuries, Interactive DVD-ROM, York: University of York, 2013

The struggle for sanctity: St Waltheof of Melrose, Cistercian in-house cults and canonisation procedure at the turn of the thirteenth century, in Boardman S, Williamson E (eds) The Cult of Saints and the Virgin Mary in Medieval Scotland, Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2010


Review: Christians and Jews in Angevin England: The York Massacre of 1190, Narratives and Contexts, ed. Sarah Rees Jones and Sethina Watson (Woodbridge: Boydell P., 2013), The English Historical Review, vol. 129, Oxford University Press (OUP), 2014, 1182-1185

Review: Hugh of Amiens and the Twelfth-Century Renaissance by Ryan P. Freeburn. Ashgate, 2011, Downside Review: a quarterly of Catholic thought, vol. 131, 2013, 103-104

Review: Life on the Edge: The Cistercian Abbey of Balmerino, Fife (Scotland). Cîteaux: Commentarii Cistercienses 2008, t. 59 fasc. 1-2. 168 pp. Forges-Chimay, Belgium. ISBN 978-2-9600647-1-1, Northern Scotland, vol. 5, 2011, 112-114