Alan Butler, originally an engineer by profession, has always been fascinated by history and has teamed this interest with his expertise in historical astronomy. Since 1990, he has been researching ancient cultures, pagan beliefs, and comparative religion and he has published four successful books on topics including the Knights Templar and the Grail legend. He is also a published stage playwright and an accomplished radio dramatist. He is co-author, with Christopher Knight of of the best selling Civilization One, Who Built the Moon?, Solomon's Powerbrokers and Before the Pyramids. Like Chris, Alan lives in Yorkshire, England. There, when he is not writing he likes to tinker with his ancient but much loved sports car.
Christopher Knight, a businessman and marketing consultant, began his writing career after 20 years of research into the origins of Freemasonic rituals. His first book The Hiram Key, co-authored by Robert Lomas and published in 1996, became an instant bestseller. It has been translated into over 40 languages, selling more than a million copies worldwide. He is co-author, With Alan Butler, of the best selling Civilization One, Who Built the Moon?, Solomon's Powerbrokers and Before the Pyramids. Chris has lived in Yorkshire for the majority of his life, though Alan teases him about the fact that he was born in Birmingham. He has travelled all over the world and met some fascinating people. Last year alone he and Alan were in Spain, Italy and they undertook a research trip to Egypt.
Chris and Alan have worked well together from their first co-operation. They have a similar attitude to the subjects they research, in that they never take anything at face value. They often smile on those occasions when their work is accused of being none-scientific because their approach to all they do is scrupulous and probing.
Together they have uncovered more facts and looked into more mysteries than most writers could expect to achieve in a lifetime. Time and again their approach has paid off but their's is not a purely academic striving. Both Chris and Alan have a great sense of fun, a thirst for knowledge and a love of people and places. They are both seasoned public speakers and have been known to put on a good 'double act' at seminars and gatherings of all sorts and in diverse places.