Portchester Castle

On our way back from Normandy we visited Portchester Castle. What a remarkable place. It has a Roman Fort as its base and its exterior walls are intact. That, alone… Read more

DDay80 visit

We had four very moving days in Normandy in the last week of May 2024, and here is an album of the trip. There are photographs of Pegasus Bridge, Sword… Read more

Brougham Castle visit

I had a lovely day today at Brougham Castle in Cumbria with two of my grandsons. It was the home of the Clifford family and sports a fine keep. It… Read more

Brougham Castle Album

Brougham Castle is in Cumbria and was built in the 13th century. Here is an album with the photographs.

The Knight’s Tale

On the 26th of April, I will publish the latest book in the Struggle for a Crown series. It is set in the latter end of the One Hundred Years… Read more

April 2024 Competition

COMPETITION time! I am giving away a SIGNED copy of Omdurman – Book 3 in the Soldier of the Queen series. To be in with a chance of winning, follow… Read more

Research Trips

I have now booked two research trips and I am buzzing about both of them. In September I am taking the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Toronto. I have been… Read more

World Book Day

I had a wonderful day on World Book Day,  March 7th at Talbot House School. All the staff and most of the children were dressed up and I felt like… Read more

December Giveaway

If you want to be in with a chance of winning a copy of  ‘Soldier of the Queen’ on audiobook, head over to @swordbooksltd on X (formerly Twitter) or the… Read more

My recent visit to Unity Academy

I was invited to visit Unity Academy in Middlesbrough to speak with and inspire the pupils there. All the children I spoke to were lovely and a credit to their… Read more


I will publish Book #3 in the Soldier of the Queen series on the 8th of December. The story continues the story of Jack Roberts who has risen to the… Read more

Lord Edward’s Archer returns in The Hunt

My next book is another instalment in the Lord Edward series. It follows Wallace’s War, and the two books reflect the film’s content, Braveheart. The difference is that my books… Read more