Hello and welcome to my website!
Thank you for visiting! My website is where I share my love for Byzantine history – its heroes and villains, magnificent Constantinople, and the almost endless drama that kept the empire alive for eleven centuries.
You can dip your toes into this river of stories first in my blog where you can learn about Byzantine women who ruled the empire, things the Byzantines did first, reviews of books about the Byzantines, and many other (usually) Byzantine topics. If I have whetted your appetite for all things Byzantine enough, you can check out my books – Tales of Byzantium (a book of short stories), Imperial Passions – The Porta Aurea (a novel about the life of the remarkable Anna Dalassena), and Byzantine History in the 11th Century – A Brief Introduction (a short history). And then be sure to check out the tab on this website: The Missing Story. It’s a short story that should have been included in Tales of Byzantium.
Finally, let me say that if you love history, but know little about the Byzantines, prepare to be amazed!