• I am a professional historian and lecturer based in Norfolk specialising in social history.
    A few years ago I made a decision, as a general rule for work I try to bear in mind - if it is not fun I won't do it - life is too short - we spend so much of it working so why not enjoy it?
    Norfolk Villains, Rogues, Rascals and Reprobates (History Press 2012)
    Norfolk Floods (Halsgrove 2012)
    The Dracula Secrets (History Press 2012)
    The Womens Suffrage Movement (Shire 2012)
    The Battle of Britain (Shire 2012)
    The Victorian Criminal (Shire 2011)
    The Little Book of Norfolk (History Press 2011)
    Women in the Second World War (with Molly Housego) (Shire 2011)
    Victorian Prisons and Prisoners (History Press 2010)
    Women in the First World War with Molly Housego (Shire 2010)
    The Home Guard (Shire 2009)
    Norfolk Tales of Mystery and Murder (Countryside 2009)
    The Pride of Norfolk – A History of the Territorials (Halsgrove 2009)
    A Grim Almanac of Cambridgeshire (History Press 2009)
    Norfolk in the Great War (Halsgrove 2008)
    East London Murders (History Press 2008)
    A Ghost Hunter’s Guide to Norfolk (Countryside 2007)
    London Crime, Death and Debauchery (Sutton 2007)
    The Lost Coast of Norfolk (Sutton 2006)
    Norfolk Murders (Sutton 2006)
    The Norfolk Coast (Frith 2005)
    A Grim Almanac of Essex (Sutton 2005)
    A Grim Almanac of Jack the Ripper’s London (Sutton 2004 reprinted 2007)
    A Grim Almanac of Suffolk (Sutton 2004)
    A Grim Almanac of Norfolk (Sutton 2003)
    Eighty Years of the Norwich Society (with A P Anderson)(Sutton 2004)
    Flood Alert – Norfolk 1953 (Sutton 2003)
    Norwich – The Changing City (Breedon 2002)
    The North Norfolk Coast (Sutton 2001)
    A Century of Norwich (Sutton 2000)
    A Norfolk Century (Sutton 1999)
    Historic Britain From the Air- Norfolk (Sutton 1999)
    Norfolk at Work (1997, reprinted 1999, 2001)
    The Royal Norfolk Regiment (Sutton 1997)
    Norfolk at War (Sutton 1995, reprinted 1999, 2001)
    To Singapore and Beyond: The story of the 4th, 5th and 6th Battalions, The Royal Norfolk Regiment 1939-1945 (Holyboy Publications 1992)

    Catch my regular articles in Family Tree Magazine.

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A deeply reported, fast-paced exposé of the money and the cardinals-turned-financiers at the heart of the Vatican - the world's biggest, most powerful religious institution - from an acclaimed journalist with "exhaustive research techniques" (The New York Times).

From a master chronicler of legal and financial misconduct, a magnificent investigation nine years in the making, this book traces the political intrigue and inner workings of the Catholic Church. Decidedly not about faith, belief in God, or religious doctrine, this audiobook is about the church's accumulation of wealth and its byzantine entanglements with financial markets across the world. Told through 200 years of prelates, bishops, cardinals, and the Popes who oversee it all, Gerald Posner uncovers an eyebrow-raising account of money and power in perhaps the most influential organization in the history of the world.

God's Bankers has it all: a rare exposé and an astounding saga marked by poisoned business titans, murdered prosecutors, mysterious deaths of private investigators, and questionable suicides; a carnival of characters from Popes and cardinals, financiers and mobsters, kings and prime ministers; and a set of moral and political circumstances that clarify not only the church's aims and ambitions, but reflect the larger dilemmas of the world's more recent history. And Posner even looks to the future to surmise if Pope Francis can succeed where all his predecessors failed: to overcome the resistance to change in the Vatican's Machiavellian inner court and to rein in the excesses of its seemingly uncontrollable financial quagmire. Part thriller, part financial tell-all, this book shows with extraordinary precision how the Vatican has evolved from a foundation of faith to a corporation of extreme wealth and power


                                       INTERVIEW WITH GERALD POSNER



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