Ben Kane

Historical Fiction writer, specialising in "sword and sandal" epics set in Ancient Rome...

Ben Kane biography and information

  • Ben Kane is a novelist, specialising in the historical fiction genre. He is best known for The Forgotten Legion, Spartacus and Hannibal series of books. 

  • His books have been published in more than ten countries, including the USA, Italy, Spain, Greece, Russia and the Netherlands.

  • In 2013, Ben and two friends - Anthony Riches and Russell Whitfield - walked the entire length of Hadrian's Wall for charity, wearing full Roman military kit, including hobnailed boots. They raised nearly £19,000 for Combat Stress and Medecins Sans Frontieres. 

  • In 2014, they walked again in Italy, raising over £26,500. A film was made of their walk, entitled The Road to Rome. Sir Ian McKellen provides the voiceover. There are hopes to bring the documentary to TV channels soon.

  • Kane was born in Kenya and moved to Ireland at the age of seven. He studied veterinary medicine at University College Dublin, after which he travelled the world extensively, indulging his passion for ancient history.

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Books by Ben Kane

The Falling Sword
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Clash of Empires
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The Forgotten Legion
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Hunting the Eagles
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Eagles in the Storm
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Spartacus: The Gladiator
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Eagles at War
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Spartacus: Rebellion
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The Falling Sword
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Hannibal: Enemy of Rome
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Hannibal: Clouds of War
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The Road to Rome
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The Silver Eagle
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Hannibal: Fields of Blood
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Clash of Empires
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Spartacus: Rebellion
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Spartacus: The Gladiator
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Eagles at War
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A journey through the Clouds of War - Ben Kane

Posted on 27th Feb, 2014 by Guest contributor

Ben Kane takes us on a whistle-stop tour of Sicily and the nearby island of Ortygia as he describes his research for the third book in his Hannibal series - Clouds of War...

Ben Kane & Douglas Jackson In Conversation

Hexham

Wednesday 29th May 19:00 - 21:00