Kent G. Hare, Ph.D., is Professor of Early European History at Northwestern State University of Louisiana, an Oblate of St. Benedict, St. Joseph Abbey, St. Benedict, Louisiana, and Cantor for Mass in the Extraordinary Form at the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Natchitoches, Louisiana. Husband to one wife, father to one son, and Xnemesis ofX provider for [edited by wife] a variable number of Xfeline monstersX cats [edited by wife], he is a lifelong fan of heroic tales of all stripes, especially the greatest heroic tale ever told.
Holy Ramblings: Travelogues, Commentaries, and Meditations on Pilgrimages Far and Near (Continuandum, 2020) [LINK]
"Heroes, Saints, and Martyrs: Holy Kingship from Bede to Aelfric," in The Heroic Age: A Journal of Early Medieval Northwestern Europe 9 (2006) online [LINK]
"Christian Heroism and the West Saxon Achievement: The Old English Poetic Evidence," in Medieval Forum 4 (December 2004) online [LINK]
"Athelstan of England: Christian King and Hero," in The Heroic Age: A Journal of Early Medieval Northwestern Europe 7 (2004) online [LINK]
"Apparitions and War in Anglo-Saxon England," in The Circle of War in the Middle Ages, eds. Donald J. Kagay and L. J. Andrew Villalon (The Boydell Press, 1999), pp. 75-86. [LINK]
"Clerics, War and Weapons in Anglo-Saxon England," in The Final Argument: The Imprint of Violence on Society in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, eds. Donald J. Kagay and L. J. Andrew Villalon (The Boydell Press, 1998), pp. 3-12. [LINK]
Photograph: The author at the Lowest Bar in the World, Kalia Beach on the Dead Sea, Kalia, Israel/The West Bank. Taken by a fellow traveler, 19 August 2018.