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My passion is Roman history. I did two masters degrees in history (Cambridge and London) and was about to embark on a career as a Roman/Byzantine historian when real life intervened. I spent many years working in stock markets but I kept on researching and writing until I was able to publish my first book, The Byzantine World War. It's about how the Battle of Manzikert led to the First Crusade. Watch me talk about it in an interview with the Historical Association.

Today, I'm working full-time on a series of books about the Fall of the Roman Empire. If you've read or heard of Edward Gibbon, you'll know what I'm talking about!

So, if you like history, sign up to my mailing list and get my first book for free!

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