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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 cover design for Matilda: Empress, Queen, Warrior has arrived:

Matilda will be published by Yale University Press in the UK on 12 March 2019, and in the US on 23 April 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.

You can pre-order Matilda from either Yale UK or Yale US.

Give Up the Dead, the fifth novel in my 'mediaeval mystery' series, was published in the UK on 23 July 2018.

Give Up the Dead takes Edwin Weaver on a dangerous mission to England's south coast, where a French invasion fleet is approaching. He soon realises that the French aren't the only ones trying to kill him ...

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