Laurence Gardner is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Distinguished as the Chevalier de St. Germain, he is a constitutional historian, a Knight Templar of St Anthony, and is Presidential Attaché to the European Council of Princes. Based in England, he is author of The Times and Sunday Times bestseller, Bloodline of the Holy Grail. This was serialized nationally in the Daily Mail and gained Laurence a UK Author of the Year award in 1997.
In the artistic domain, Laurence has been Conservation Consultant to Britain's Fine Art Trade Guild and in the world of music and performing arts, his libretto compositions have been performed at London's Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. His writing career has included collaborative projects with national institutions such as the British Tourist Association, the National Parks Authority, The Queen's Bays Regimental Museum, the Government of Ontario and the Russian Ministry of Culture. Moving into the world of screen entertainment, Laurence is now executive producer for a London and Hollywood based movie production company.
With Top-10 chart listings, translations into many languages, and publishers such as HarperCollins, Transworld, Barnes & Noble and Penguin, Laurence Gardner's books (along with Bloodline of the Holy Grail) include Realm of the Ring Lords, Genesis of the Grail Kings, Lost Secrets of the Sacred Ark, The Magdalene Legacy, and The Shadow of Solomon.