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From the celebrated author of Empires of the Sea, Conquerors tells how the tiny country of Portugal set about exploring and conquering the world in the 16th Century
Roger Crowley read English at Cambridge before going to live in Istanbul. His particular interests are the Byzantine, Venetian, and Ottoman empires, seafaring, and eyewitness history. He is the author of three books on the empires of the Mediterranean and its surroundings: Constantinople: the last great siege (2005), Empires of the Sea (2008) and City of Fortune: How Venice won and lost a naval empire (2011). His website address is www.rogercrowley.co.uk, where he blogs about history.