Welcome to my website!
I’m a medieval historian and author who writes both fiction and non-fiction. My PhD focused on warfare during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, but in recent years I’ve been broadening my scope. Two recent non-fiction books have been biographies: one of Louis VIII of France (who was almost Louis I of England), and the other of Empress Matilda. I followed those up with the rather more epic Two Houses, Two Kingdoms: A History of France and England, 1100-1300. My next book will be 1217: The Battles That Saved England, due to be published by Osprey in May 2024, and I’m working on a couple more biographies for 2025.
Historical fiction is a great way to engage with stories of the past, and I’m also the author of a series of medieval murder mysteries featuring Edwin Weaver, a young man of common origin who is suddenly thrust into the noble world of politics, backstabbing and murder.