Nick Holmes

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Nick Holmes studied history at Cambridge. His interest in Byzantium began when he won a college travel prize to follow the route of the First Crusade. Spending several weeks in Istanbul, he was captivated by the staggering Byzantine buildings dating back to the Romans.

His book, The Byzantine World War, is the first detailed narrative linking Byzantium's defeat at the Battle of Manzikert in 1071 to the First Crusade. Both events transformed history.

Nick has also written a historical novel set in the eleventh-century Byzantine Empire, called Trebizond. He works in international finance and lives with his family in Surrey.

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"Having minimal knowledge of the Byzantine empire, I
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I wrote this book so my review is clearly biased but I hope that if you read it you will find it a thrilling story which is also historically well researched and captivating. The book is suitable for adults and young adults.
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Frankopan's analysis of Anna Comnena's misleading presentation of her father's (the Emperor Alexius Comnenus) success in the years before the First Crusade is one of the best bits of historical research I have read. In particular, she falsifies the h ...more
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Interesting overview of a huge period of history.
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