Editor in Chief
Paul has been studying the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars for over forty years, with a special interest in the many thousands of men, women and children taken as prisoners of war. He has published two books on the subject: Hell Upon Water: Prisoners of War in Britain 1793-1815 and The Napoleonic Prison of Norman Cross: The Lost Town of Huntingdonshire, as well as writing for magazines such as First Empire, Age of Napoleon and Battlefields Review. He compiles the Intelligence and Events columns in The Waterloo Journal. Aside from writing he gives talks on Napoleonic subjects to Local History and Genealogy Societies, U3A, Probus and Rotary Clubs, as well as conducting tours of the Norman Cross Prison site to interested groups and during Heritage Open Days. He was involved in the restoration of the Norman Cross Eagle Memorial.
Gareth is an ex Royal Navy Officer who has studied the Napoleonic wars for over forty years. He is particularly interested in the eyewitness journals and letters of participants and has uncovered a huge number of previously unknown accounts which have added greatly to our knowledge of the period. He has published over 80 books and monographs and plans many more yet. He is the editor of the critically acclaimed eight volume (soon to be 12) Waterloo Archive which is now a ‘must’ for anyone interested in the Waterloo campaign and subsequent Army of Occupation. His consequent acclaimed reappraisal of the Waterloo campaign, based on the huge amount of new material discovered, was published as Waterloo, Myth and Reality. Gareth lives in Cardiff, South Wales.
John Morewood read Modern History at Oxford University. He is Secretary of the Waterloo Association and specialises in heavy cavalry, militia, naval and smuggling issues of the period. He co-authored HMS Vanguard at the Nile- the men, the ships, the battle and his book “Waterloo General” was nominated in The Evening Standard as one of its Christmas Best Buys in 2016. He is currently studying for his PhD at the Institute of Historical Research on the Abolition of the Slave Trade and Slavery and the pivotal role of Lord Brougham.
Owen Davis studied War Studies and History at King’s College London, with a focus on the history of Intelligence and British Imperialism. Owen has previously written for News Decoder, Waterloo 200 and the Age of Revolution. He has an interest in the Austrian Empire and is currently researching the biographies of soldiers and officers who served in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, whilst serving as Membership Secretary for the Waterloo Association.
Alan has a BA in History and Politics and MA in Political Philosophy from York. He has a keen interest in Military and Political history. He is Webmaster of the Waterloo Association website and author of several articles.
Steve is a corporate tax adviser by profession, historian by inclination, and has been studying the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars for fifty years. He has walked most of the battlefields in the Peninsula, lost count of his visits to Waterloo, and followed in the footsteps of French armies across Europe and beyond. Collecting period memorabilia and original documentation has become an obsession which is channelled into research on the lives of those who lived through these dramatic events. He is an enthusiastic member of the Waterloo Association who tries to attend as many regional events as possible.
- Robert Burnham
- Tom Holmberg
- Tony Broughton
- Steve Brown
Placed on the Napoleon Series: March 2020