Brennan Pursell is a professor of history at DeSales University and is the author of Benedict of Bavaria: An Intimate Portrait of the Pope and His Homeland, and The Winter King. He has been interviewed for stories in the New York Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer and has appeared on CNN, BBC, EWTN, and other television and radio outlets in the United States and abroad. He lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania with his wife, a Bavarian pianist, and three children.
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