Biography Of Simon Christopher Riley Smith

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Johnathan Simon Christopher Riley-Smith BA, MA, PhD, LittD has been described as Britain’s best crusader historian . Born in England on June 27, 1938 he was educated at Eton College in Windsor and Trinity College Cambridge. He has acquired four degrees over his lifetime: Bachelor of Arts in 1964, Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in 1964 and his Doctor of Literature in 2001.

From 1964 – 1965, Professor Riley-Smith taught in the department of Medieval History at St. Andrew’s College Cambridge as an Assistant Lecturer. He became a Full-time Lecturer in 1966 and worked there until 1972. From then until 1972 until 1978, Riley-Smith served on the History Faculty at the University of Cambridge and also during that time he was a Fellow of Queens’ College Cambridge. Professor Riley-Smith began working at the Royal Holloway University of London as a Professor of History in 1978 until 1994. His finally taught at the University of Cambridge as the Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History in the Faculty of History and Divinity in 1994. He was appointed an Emeritus Fellow of Emmanuel College in Cambridge. He retired from teaching in 2005, but still regularly visits Emmanuel College, where he continues to hold the titles of Emeritus Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Emeritus Fellow.

Professor Riley-Smith has also received the following awards and titles:
 Knight Grand Cross of Grace and Devotion
 Officer of Merit
 Sovereign Military order of Malta
 Order pro…
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