And a cracking tale it is too, well researched and beautifully paced.
-- Literary Review
Barbero has mastered the vast scholarly output on his subject. He possesses the historian's gift of summarising a complex situation in a single sentence. -- The Spectator
About the Author
Alessandro Barbero teaches Medieval Studies at the Universita del Piemonte Orientale. A previous winner of the Strega Prize, Italy's most prestigious literary award, he is the author of The Battle: A New History of Waterloo (Atlantic Books, 2005).