Thomas Heebøll-Holm

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Thomas Heebøll-Holm is a medieval historian at the SAXO Institute at the University of Copenhagen. He is most known for his research involving medieval knights and the possibility that they suffered from Post-traumatic stress disorder and other hardships.[1][2] In his research, Heeboll-Holm has aimed to apply modern military psychology on the history of knights, using information gained in recent decades on the psychological effects of war on soldiers. Heeboll-Holm has studied a number of ancient texts but has focused on three books by Geoffroi de Charny.

Heebøll-Holm is also known for his work on medieval piracy. In particular, he has argued that early Danish kings relied in part on piracy to build their political and financial strength.[3]


  1. ^ "MEDIEVAL KNIGHTS MAY HAVE HAD PTSD". Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Violent knights feared posttraumatic stress". Scientific Nordic. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Blakemore, Erin. "Denmark's Earliest Kings Were Also Pirates". Smithsonian. Retrieved 2018-01-23.