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My name is Karen Ralls (PhD), and most of my books have been under that name (however, a couple of previous (academic) titles from a # of years ago were published as 'Ralls-MacLeod', however, following a divorce, my legal name is Karen Ralls (&/or with the PhD) and all of my work has since been published in that form, so pls combine the titles, as they are my work. Thank you.

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pls see the 'Biography' page of my author's website at http://www.ancientquest.com
Dr Karen Ralls, medieval historian,obtained her PhD from the University of Edinburgh, followed by six years as Postdoctoral Fellow and Sr Lecturer (Univ. of Edinburgh) and was Deputy Curator of the Rosslyn Chapel Museum Art exhibition (Scotland) before relocating to Oxford, England, where she continues with her specialized research. A former Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley, Dr Ralls also serves as Historical Consultant and Advisor for a number of film (Discovery, The History Channel, National Geographic, etc), travel, charity and heritage-related projects, and completed a specialist Medieval and Renaissance Art History course at the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum (London).

Noted for groundbreaking 12th-14th c. medieval period research in particular, Karen serves as a lecturer, conference speaker, historical sites tour guide,and workshop/retreat presenter. Her books include Medieval Mysteries: History, Places and Symbolism (Ibis Press /RedWheelWeiser/USA); The Templars and the Grail(Quest Books), The Knights Templar Encyclopedia (Career Press), Music and the Celtic Otherworld (Edinburgh Univ Press & Palgrave Macmillan, USA), and others.
A musician (flute(s)and wire-strung Celtic harp) player, Karen is also interested in exploring links between history, symbols, folklore, and the landscape today. She has a Facebook Author page and the website is ancientquest.com
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My name is Karen Ralls (PhD), and most of my books have been under that name (however, a couple of previous (academic) titles from a # of years ago were published as 'Ralls-MacLeod', however, following a divorce, my legal name is Karen Ralls (&/or with the PhD) and all of my work has since been published in that form, so pls combine the titles, as they are my work. Thank you.

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