Katherine Pangonis is a historian specialising in the medieval world of the Mediterranean and Middle East. She holds MA degrees in literature and history from Oxford University and University College London. She has a particular interest in rewriting the voices of women into the historical narrative, re-examining understudied areas of history and bringing her findings into the public eye. Travel is central to her research process, and that is how she spends most of her time. Her first book, QUEENS OF JERUSALEM: THE WOMEN WHO DARED TO RULE, was published in 2021 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson.