Lindsay Powell

Writer, Historian, and Reporter in Austin, Texas

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Lindsay Powell writes about real people and events of the past. "The true stories of history are often stranger than the ones described in fiction, and are more compelling precisely because they actually happened," says Lindsay.

A historian and writer, Lindsay has a particular passion for the social, political and military history of the Roman Empire. Best selling author Ben Kane writes: "Powell is rapidly establishing himself as one of the leading authors of Roman nonfiction."

Lindsay is the news editor of Ancient Warfare and Ancient History magazines. He has written for Military Heritage, Strategy & Tactics and the Spanish language Desperta Ferro. He also contributes to The History Network and His appearances include BBC Radio, Dan Snow's HistoryHit TV, BFBS Radio and History Channel.

He has taught at University of Texas at Austin, presented at University of Durham, and lectured at University of Reading.

His latest book is 'Augustus at War: The Struggle for the Pax Augusta'. It is a new and penetrating assessment of Caesar Augustus as ancient Rome's military commander-in-chief. With a foreword specially written by Karl Galinsky, it is published by Pen and Sword Books (13 August 2018).

His previous books include 'Bar Kokhba War' for Osprey Publishing, the extraordinary story of the rebel who established an independent Jewish state within the Roman empire and fought Emperor Hadrian between the years AD 132-136. It was an Amazon UK bestseller (July 2017) in three categories: History of Israel; History of Palestine; and Revolutions and Coups.

The critically acclaimed 'Marcus Agrippa', is a study of the life of Caesar Augustus' right-hand man (Pen and Sword Books. 2015). It is the first biography of this Roman VIP in English in almost 80 years, and was an Amazon UK best seller in historical biographies BCE-500 AD (March 2015).

His other works include 'Eager for Glory' (Pen and Sword Books, 2011, second edition 2013) and 'Germanicus' (Pen and Sword Books, 2013, second edition 2016). 'Combat: Roman Soldier versus Germanic Warrior' (Osprey Publishing, 2014) was an Amazon UK Bestseller in Ancient Roman History (August 2014).