Denys Pringle

Reginald Denys Pringle (born 20 September 1951) is a British archaeologist and medievalist. He is best known for his numerous publications regarding Crusader castles and Crusader-era churches in the Kingdom of Jerusalem, the 12th-13th century Crusader state in the Holy Land.

Education and careerEdit

Pringle received a Diploma in Elementary Italian at the Università per Stranieri di Perugia in 1970, then studied Archaeology and History at the University of Southampton (BA) from 1970 to 1973. He later had his DPhil in Archaeology at the Keble College, Oxford,[1] where he received his doctorate in 1978 with a dissertation on "Sixth-century fortifications in Byzantine Africa".[2]

In 1977, he worked temporarily at the Queen's University of Belfast. From 1979 to 1984, he was the Assistant-Director of the British School of Archeology in Jerusalem. In 1984–1985, he was a Fellow in Byzantine Studies and Fulbright Scholar at the Harvard University. From 1986 to 1999, he worked as Principal Inspector of Ancient Monuments for the Historic Buildings and Monuments Directorate, Scotland.[1] He then worked as a professor at Cardiff University from 2001 until 2013, when he retired.[3]

Selected publicationsEdit


Family treeEdit

Family tree of Denys Pringle
Sir James Pringle
Reginald James Pringle (died 1980)
Reginald Denys Pringle
Sir John Simeon, 1st Baronet (1756–1824)
Charles Simeon (1791–1858)
Rebecca Cornwall (died 1830)
Edward Simeon (1824–1898)
Thomas Woore
Frances Woore (died 1882)
Edward Archibald Simeon (1860–1930)
Jeffery Amherst Willows
Lavinia Willows (1834–1919)
Charles Edward Barrington Simeon (1889–1955)
Charles Eddowes
Rose Beaumont Eddowes (died 1933)
Joan Denise Simeon (1919–1996)
Benjamin Arkle
Gladys Arkle (died 1983)


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Professor Denys Pringle". Crusader Studies.
  2. ^ Reginald Denys Pringle (1978). "Sixth-century fortifications in Byzantine Africa". Oxford University.
  3. ^ "Professor Denys Pringle". Cardiff University.
  4. ^ National Library of Israel catalogue entry
  5. ^ "Palmarès 2003". Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres (in French).