Welcome to my website
I’m a writer and researcher specialising in the High Middle Ages, although I do occasionally branch out into other fields.

You can't be a writer without being a reader, and I certainly love to read. You can find out more about my favourite books here. If you'd like to know more about me you can find some information here. To look at the rest of this site please use the links to the left.

Latest news 
The jacket cover design for Give Up the Dead has arrived!

Looks good, doesn't it? This will be the fifth novel in my 'mediaeval mystery' series, and will take Edwin Weaver on a dangerous mission to England's south coast, where a French invasion fleet is approaching. Give Up the Dead will be published in 2018.

Meanwhile, in non-fiction news, Yale University Press will be publishing Matilda: Empress, Queen, Warrior in 2019. This is a new biography of the woman who almost became England's first queen regnant, and without whom there would have been no Plantagenets and no Tudors.

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