Roger Crowley's Conquerors has glowing review in Sunday Times

The Sunday Times calls Conquerors: How Portugal Seized the Indian Ocean and Forged the First Global Empire ‘ …magnificently rip-roaring history of Portugal’s rise to world empire…Conquerors is a gloriously entertaining read…it reads like an epic, bursting with colour and excitement. Unlike many academics who have written about the age of European expansion, Crowley never wastes a syllable on post-colonial gobbledegook, but just cracks on with the action…Crowley makes a powerful case that it was the Portuguese, not the Spanish (and still less the British), who built the world’s first truly global empire…this prodigiously entertaining book.. http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/culture/books/non_fiction/article1604491.ece

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Roger Crowley

Roger Crowley was born in 1951 and educated at Cambridge University. As the child of a naval family, early experiences of life in Malta gave him a deep interest in the history and culture of the Mediterranean world. After finishing school he spent his summers pottering in Greece; after university...More about Roger Crowley