Philippides' careful analyses of the primary material make this book a very valuable addition to the literature on a neglected period of history. His exhaustive footnotes are a research resource in their own right as they contain vast amounts of information and extensive primary source texts in the original languages.
Marios Philippides. Constantine XI Dragaš Palaeologus (1404–1453): The Last Emperor of Byzantium. London, UK: Routledge, 2018.