Researcher Dr Helen Nicholson in the School of History, Archaeology and Religion is using her research on the Knights Templar and the proceedings against them in the British Isles (1308–12) to generate new interpretations of Templar properties. The trial of the Templars was the first major heresy trial in the British Isles, and Nicholson’s research on the proceedings has resulted in a new transcription and translation of the surviving documents relating to the trial. Her research has provided historians with a crucial new source for understanding the history of the Templars in Britain, but her work has not just benefited academics. It has helped individuals understand their homes where these are on the sites of former Templar buildings and allowed heritage organizations to understand and bring to life Templar properties. The most recent example of the contribution Nicholson’s research has made is in how it has allowed Heritage Lincolnshire to bring to life Temple Bruer, a scheduled monument and one of the few Knights Templar sites left in England. Her findings and work on the trial of the Templars helped designers to create a computer-generated reconstruction and animated fly-through of the medieval preceptor, contents of the chapel, and identities of the buildings within the Templars’ site. The result has allowed viewers to see what Temple Bruer may have looked like in the fourteenth century. Speaking about Nicholson’s contribution, the director of Heritage Lincolnshire explained how the information that she was able to share provided justification “for the inclusion of detail at a level that would otherwise have relied almost entirely on conjecture. The community benefit of the project has been considerable”.