Join Abdul Rahman Azzam for a discussion of espionage and honour, history and technology, as he explores the life and legacy of one of history’s greatest leaders: Saladin. Listen now to learn where the man meets the myth, why he has endured so strongly in the popular consciousness, the extent to which he impacted the lives of those often thought unconnected to him, and how Abdul Rahman Azzam is using digital technology and machine learning to map Saladin’s network of contacts.

With a doctorate in history from the University of Oxford, Abdul Rahman Azzam is the writer of the acclaimed Saladin (2007) and The Other Exile: The Story of Fernao Lopes, St Helena and a Paradise Lost (2018).