Michael Baigent was born in New Zealand in 1948 and obtained a
degree in psychology from Canterbury University. At one point he
gave up a successful career in photojournalism to devote his time
to researching the Templars for a film project. Since 1976 he has
lived in England.
Richard Leigh is a novelist and short-story writer with postgraduate degrees in comparative literature and a thorough knowledge of history, philosophy, psychology, and esoterica. He has been working for some years as a university lecturer in the United States, Canada, and Britain.
Henry Lincoln is an author and filmmaker and has written for television.