Roger Crowley is a British historian and author. His four highly-acclaimed previous books include Constantinople (Faber, 2005) and New York Times bestseller, Empires of the Sea (Faber, 2011).
Gripping and brilliantly researched [. . .] This is history red in tooth and claw -Justin Marozzi, author of Islamic Empires Crowley provides a fast-paced narrative, woven with dexterity, building to a crescendo that describes the siege in all its harrowing detail - Sophie Therese Ambler, BBC History Magazine