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"Why Does the Heathen Rage" takes you back to the early years of the Kingdom of Jerusalem and introduces the woman who would rule in her own right: Melisende. The author J. Stephen Roberts talked to me about the novel here:
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"Why Does the Heathen Rage" is a novel set in the crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem in the first half of the 12th Century. In my interview with author J. Stephen Roberts we discuss some key aspects of the book.
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Growing up in the infamous Spartan agoge is the subject of the first book in my Leonidas trilogy. The hero of Thermopylae started out as a child.  Read an excerpt at:
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"A Boy of the Agoge" has a new cover! Here's an excerpt to whet your appetite for reading more!
Leonidas, the hero of Thermopylae, was not raised like a prince. Because he was born long after two elder brothers, he was not the heir to the throne and was subjected to the harsh upbringing of ordinary Spartan youth -- the ...
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In feudalism the oath of a vassal was neither unconditional nor unlimited. Kings had duties too. Find out more at:
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As informative as always, Professor.
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“Jerusalem owes me a favor,” Hugh remarked, his contorted face twisting into a kind of smile, “and since I cannot call it in, I want you to. Go to Jerusalem and tell him I sent you on my deathbed to collect the debt.”
An excerpt from "Knight of Jerusalem" -- read more at:
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“Jerusalem owes me a favor,” Hugh remarked, his contorted face twisting into a kind of smile, “and since I cannot call it in, I want you to. Go to Jerusalem and tell him I sent you on my deathbed to collect the debt.” AN EXCERPT FROM "KNIGHT OF JERUSALEM" -- READ MORE AT:
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Very excited to have J. Stephen Roberts answer some questions about his recent release "Why Does the Heathen Rage," a novel set in the crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem in the first half of the 12th century.
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The three "estates" of feudal society and the duties of kings is the topic of today's blog post at:
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Often lost beneath the customs, ceremony, romance and idealism of chivalry is the fact that the relationship between a king and his barons was fundamentally one of fee (fief) for service. Find out more at:
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Very exciting! Love the photo with the slipway!
ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ Researchers have excavated ship sheds in the city of Piraeus that held triremes from the pivotal Battle of Salamis A drawing of one of the Athenian ship sheds built in the harbors of Piraeus (University of Copenha...
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“Jerusalem owes me a favor,” Hugh remarked, his contorted face twisting into a kind of smile, “and since I cannot call it in, I want you to. Go to Jerusalem and tell him I sent you on my deathbed to collect the debt.”
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Historian, Historical Novelist, Diplomat
Introduction
Historian:
 
Earned a PhD in History from University of Hamburg with a ground-breaking biography of the mastermind behind the coup attempt against Hitler on July 20, 1944, General Friedrich Olbricht.
 
Non-Fiction Publications (History):
  • The German Resistance to Hitler: Codename Valkyrie: General Friedrich Olbricht and the Plot Against Hitler, Haynes Publishing, 2009.
  • The Berlin Airlift: The Blockade Breakers, The History Press, 2008.
  • Women in Aviation: Sisters in Arms: British and American Women Pilots in World War II, Pen & Sword Aviation, 2006.
Historical Novelist:
 
Specialist in historical fiction and biographical fiction set in Ancient Sparta, the Middle Ages and World War Two (WWII).
 
Ancient Sparta (Ancient Greece):
 
  • King Leonidas and Queen Gorgo: a biographical novel in three parts: Leonidas of Sparta: A Boy of the Agoge, Leonidas of Sparta: A Peerless Peer, Leonidas of Sparta: A Heroic King
  • Archaic Sparta: Are They Singing in Sparta? Spartan Slave, Spartan Queen, The Olympic Charioteer.
The Middle Ages - The Age of Chivalry
 
  • Tales from the Languedoc during the Albigensian Crusades: A Widow's Crusade, The Disinherited, The Devil's Knight (not yet released).
  • Tales from the Crusader Kingdoms: The Lion of Karpas, a novel about the Latin Kingdom of Cyprus in the early 13th Century (not yet released.)
  • Biographical novel about Balian d'Ibelin, the defender of Jerusalem against Saladin. (In progress.)
  • The Templar Tales: St. Louis Knight, The English Templar.
Second World War (World War II, WWII)
 
  • Battle of Britain: Chasing the Wind, (published in Kindle format as: Where Eagles Never Flew.
  • The Air War 1943: The Lady in the Spitfire.
  • The German Resistance to Hitler: An Obsolete Honor (published in Kindle format as Hitler's Demons.)
Diplomat:
 
Career Foreign Service Officer -- hence several of my books have a focus on diplomacy.
Bragging rights
"Chasing the Wind" received the Reviewers Choice Award from Reader Views in 2008.
Work
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Novelist, Historian and Diplomat
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Novelist and Historian
Employment
  • U.S. Department of State
    Foreign Service Officer, 2005 - present
  • Intermezzo Ventures GmbH
    Investor Relations Manager, 2003 - 2005
  • Mediport Venture Capital GmbH
    Investor Relations Manager, 2001 - 2003
  • FortuneCity.com
    Investor Relations Manager, 1999 - 2001
  • Bankgesellschaft Berlin
    Investor Relations Manager, 1996 - 1999
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