Jonathan is Professor of Crusading History andthe current Head of the History Department at Royal Holloway, University of London. His book, The Fourth Crusade, was published by Jonathan Cape in the UK and Viking in the US in 2004 and was nominated for the Hessell-Tiltman PEN Literary Prize. Holy Warriors: A Modern History of the Crusades, Bodley Head UK and Random House US, was hailed as ‘the best recent history of the Crusades’ by the New York Times. His next book is a biography of Saladin, under contract with Bodley Head and Basic in the US.
Photograph courtesy Erik van den Boom