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
This evening’s events are sponsored by Draycott Books Tel 01386 841392 @DraycottBooks
With thanks to Chipping Campden School Parents Association @CampdenPA