Count Bohemond

Count Bohemond

Alfred Duggan

Historical Fiction

Count Bohemond was a Norman adventurer. History records his meteoric progress from junior member of a Norman warlord's household in Sicily to his conquests in the Middle East. Alfred Duggan's historical novel reveals how Count Bohemond challenged the Byzantine Empire, first defeating then allying himself with the wily Emperor Alexius. And how Bohemond outwits the high-born, wealthy Crusader leaders who would have led the Crusade to disaster. It is an unrivalled depiction of medieval warfare, from the tactics of cavalry charges to the religious and philosophical beliefs that brought forth the Crusaders.
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Elephants and Castles

Elephants and Castles

Alfred Duggan

Historical Fiction

When Alexander the Great died in the swamps of Babylon, faithful generals like Antigonus and his young son, Demetrius vowed to keep his great Empire together.Demetrius devoted his life to fighting for this cause, and in doing so was given the title of ‘Saviour God’ by the Athenians. He was a resourceful soldier, an inventor of weapons, as well as brave and handsome—small wonder he dazzled the Ancient World with his brilliance. For political reasons he had no less than three wives at one time, although there was only one woman he loved - his mistress, Lamia.Alfred Duggan has captured the cultural climate of the times - the Silver Age of Greece - a world alive with new ideas from sculpture to philosophy, and new indomitable men, like Demetrius. Alfred Duggan ‘for those who love him, is a habit’ - Evelyn Waugh.
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