Tuesday, 3rd May 2016
 
PORTUGAL: THE FIRST GLOBAL EMPIRE?
8.30pm
Chipping Campden School Hall
£7

Free to full-time students
Doors open 8pm CCSPAʼs Bar

Roger Crowley presents an epic tale: in an astonishing blitz of thirty years, a handful of visionary and utterly ruthless empire builders, with few resources but breathtaking ambition, attempted to seize the Indian Ocean, destroy Islam and take control of world trade. A Sunday Times History Book of the Year 2015.
Roger Crowley read English at Cambridge. He has had a varied career as a teacher and publisher and now writes full time. He has contributed to BBC Radio 4 In our Time and the series Ottomans versus Christians: A Clash of  Civilisations in 16th Century Europe. His other books: Constantinople, Empires of the Sea, a Sunday Times History Book of the Year 2009 and a New York Times Bestseller and City of Fortune.
“A constant joy to read.” Sunday Times
“… amazing narrative power.” Antonia Fraser, History Today
http://www.rogercrowley.co.uk @crowley_roger
This evening’s events are sponsored by Draycott Books Tel 01386 841392 @DraycottBooks
With thanks to Chipping Campden School Parents Association @CampdenPA


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