Lars Brownworth

Lars Brownworth is an author, speaker and broadcaster based in Maryland, USA.

Mr. Brownworth created the genre-defining 12 Byzantine Rulers podcast, which prompted the New York Times to liken him to some of history's great popularizers.

His recent books include The Sea Wolves: A History of the Vikings, The Normans: From Raiders to Kings and Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization, which are available in bookstores and online.

He answers questions on his Finding History blog, speaks at conferences and just completed a podcast that brings to life the reign of the Normans.

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Who’s Lars?

Lars BrownworthLars Brownworth is the creator of 12 Byzantine Rulers, the genre-defining podcast on iTunes and author of Lost to the West in bookstores now from Crown Publishing. The New York Times calls him an "effective and engaging popularizer" and likens him to Will Durant. He lives in Maryland with his wife.

Send a note or catch Mr. Brownworth at various conferences and events. He is available for speaking engagements if you have a project he might be interested in.


Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization available in bookstores and online now from Crown Publishing.


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Lars Brownworth's Smithsonian Resident Associates Lecture

Lars Brownworth Tours the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul