'Hidden history' is fun, but sometimes deadly serious

Bronze of Constantine’s head, Capitoline Museum, Rome. (Author photo)

In my last two books, JULIA PRIMA and EXSILIUM, I’ve taken a risk. A big risk. I’ve highlighted a very different side to the early Christians, one which many people may not have heard of. The late 4th century was a massive turning point, […]

EXSILIUM has been on tour

Even though I’ve been writing and publishing for nearly fourteen years, I’m still touched by the generosity, friendliness and willingness to collaborate of the writing community. Writing might be considered a solo task, but it’s not. Launching a book certainly isn’t.

So here I want to publicly thank all those who have helped me […]

Persecuting the Pagans

British Museum display (Author photo)

Probably because of various Hollywood films, it’s “general knowledge” that those nasty Romans spent all their time killing Christians.

Well, no…

Romans, for the most part, were comparatively tolerant in matters of religious belief and allowed countless religious sects, cults, saviours and redeemers to proselytise without restrictions. Most […]