Lars Brownworth is an American author and former US History and Political Science teacher at Stony Brook High School in New York. Brownworth created a Podcast with his brother, Anders Brownworth, titled 12 Byzantine Rulers: The History of the Byzantine Empire, which reached the top 50. After the success of this podcast, Brownworth resigned from his teaching in 2007 to work on his writing career, and his first published book was a history book of the Byzantine Empire. Brownworth's popular history books are always written very engagingly and oriented toward the general public, and are typically short and easily digestible.
Brownworth currently serves as the chair of the History Department at Washington Christian Academy in Maryland, where he lives with his wife.