Roger Crowley was born in 1951 and spent part of his childhood in Malta. He read English at Cambridge University and taught English in Istanbul, where he developed a strong interest in the history of Turkey. He has traveled widely throughout the Mediterranean basin over many years and has a wide-ranging knowledge of its history and culture. He lives in Gloucestershire, England.

Books in order of publication:

1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West2005
Empires of the Sea: The Final Battle for the Mediterranean, 1521-15802008
City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire2011
Conquerors: How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire2015
Accursed Tower: The Fall of Acre and the End of the Crusades2019