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EXTRA: Author Interview #2 with Dan Cross: The Art of Historical Fiction



Dan Cross is a writer, amateur historian, business owner, and shortlisted for the 2018 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Award for best unpublished work. Dan’s soon to be debut novel, Caesar of Mercenaries, is represented by Bravo Blue literary agency and who is on a quest of her own to find a publisher for Dan.

Dan joins Frank in this Extra Episode to discuss the fine art of historical fiction. Topics covered include their own shared love of history, the challenges and rewards of crafting historical narratives, books holding their own in the “new” media age, and the resurgence of the humanities thanks to podcasts.

The characters, plot, and narrative of Caesar of Mercenaries is still a very closely guarded secret. During the show Frank attempts to pry teasers from Dan on his wonderful work and what future readers can expect.

You can find Dan at www.dan-cross.com  and also on Twitter @dancrossauthor Here is Dan’s Website

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The Ottoman Series Episode 12: The Battle of Ankara and Death of Sultan Bayezid I



Sultan Bayezid is finally roused from his slumber in Edrine. Mustering his army he sets out from Bursa to stop Timur’s army as the Asian Warlord bears down on him from the City of Sivas. Arriving outside the Town of Ankara the Sultan finds his own army exhausted and thirsty. Timur manages to slip past Ottoman scouts leading to the fateful battle on the plains of Ankara. The deaths of both Bayezid and Timur is explored along with a detailed break down of both armies order of battles. Announcements at the end of the show and a hint of a special episode to be released later this week.

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EXTRA: Author Interview #1 with John McHugo: A Brief Discussion of Islamic History



Please join Empires of History Podcast host Frank as he interviews author, lawyer, and historian John McHugo. John is the author of A Concise History of the Arabs, Syria: A Recent History, and A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi’is. John graciously shares his insights with Frank as the two discuss varied topics such as the legacy of the Ottoman Empire today, the poverty of Islamic history awareness in the West, the conflict in Syria, and the Western perception of the conflict between Sunni and Shi’is.

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