Empires of the Sea top ten history book

Congratulations to Roger Crowley whose Empires of the Sea: the Final Battle for the Mediterranean, 1521-1580 has been selected by the Independent as one of their ten best history books. “Despite a title that ignores the Second World War, this book is a page-turning narrative of an epic struggle between rival empires and faiths, while the tale of Barbarossa proves that pirates aren’t just peg-legged buccaneers in the Caribbean.”