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Peter Sandham

Peter Sandham

Author of a series of historical novels set in the second half of the 15th century charting the fall of Constantinople and subsequent geopolitical turmoil through the eyes of Byzantine Greek, Venetian and Ottoman protagonists. The first book of the series, Porphyry and Ash, will be published on 29th May 2019.

Twitter: @HKSandham

The Battle of Breadfield by Eduard Gurk © Wikimedia Commons [public domain]

Peter Sandham looks at why an Ottoman invasion of Italy did not occur in the wake of Sultan Mehmed II's conquest of Constantinople