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Cast of Characters 4: Guy de Lusignan
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I continue my series of short biographies featuring the historical
figures who play a role in my biographical novels of Balian d'Ibelin.
Today I focus on the man who destroyed the Kingdom of Jerusalem: Guy de Lusignan.   Guy de Lusignan in Ridley S...
Today I continue my series of short biographies featuring the historical figures who play a role in my biographical novels of Balian d'Ibelin. Today I focus on the man who destroyed the Kingdom of Jerusalem: Guy de Lusignan. ...
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Here's a "sneak preview" from Book III of the Balian d'Ibelin series: "Envoy of Jerusalem," the opening scene.
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They were the most powerful noble family of the crusader states. Sons were regents, daughters queens. Yet their origins are obscure. Find out more about the legendary Ibelins at:
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Historians have long puzzled over Richard the Lionheart's alleged proposal to marry his sister Joanna to Saladin's brother al-Adil. But did he really make the offer? Find out more at:
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Any intelligent commander prefers to achieve his objectives without risking his soldier's lives -- or defeat. That is what makes diplomacy such an important part of war. Richard the Lionheart was a master of both warfare and diplomacy. Find out more in this podcast:
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Jerusalem is lost! The opening scene of "Envoy of Jerusalem" -- in sneak preview. (Release date: later this year.)
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Today a "sneak preview" of "Envoy of Jerusalem." Read the opening scene of Book III in the Balian d'Ibelin biography at:
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From non-noble lawyers to regent in three generations -- it was possible in the Middle Ages as the case of the House of Ibelin illustrates. Read ore at:
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Modern readers tend to think of the Middle Ages as a period of rigid, caste-like social immobility. In fact, men and women could rise more rapidly than one might think. The Ibelin family is a case in point. Read more at:
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Richard the Lionheart's keen interest in a diplomatic settlement with Saladin reflects his sound appreciation of the strategic context. Unable to remain in the Holy Land to enforce a peace won by force of arms, he needed a negotiated peace to make it sustainable. Find out more at:
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Richard the Lionheart demonstrated his truly exceptional competence as a commander by his dual strategy of pursuing a diplomatic as well as a military approach to the recapture Jerusalem in the Third Crusade. Find out more in this podcast.
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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
Occupation
Novelist, Historian and Diplomat
Skills
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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