Lindy Grant is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Reading. She is the author of Abbot Suger of St-Denis: Church and State in Early Twelfth-Century France, Longmans, Harlow, 1998, and Architecture and Society in Normandy c.1120-c.1270, Yale, London/New Haven, 2005, and has published many articles, mainly on architecture and patronage in Capetian France and Normandy. She is now working on a biography of Blanche of Castile, the mother of St Louis. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Society of Antiquaries. She has had a long association with the British Archaeological Association, serving on its Council, and as Honorary Secretary between 1990 and 1994, before being elected President in 2010. She edited the London Transactions volume, and in 1989, she organised the first British Archaeological Association conference abroad, at Rouen in Normandy. She published her first article, on the architecture of the church of La Madeleine at Chateaudun in the Journal of the British Archaeological Association in 1982, and has contributed articles to the Rouen and Angers Transactions volumes. She has served as an advisor for English Heritage’s Dover Castle Great Tower conservation and interpretation project, and has appeared in Time Team Specials on Dover Castle and the Great Sanctuary Pavement at Westminster Abbey.