Saul David

Saul David - Military Historian, Author, Lecturer & Broadcaster

Professor Saul David is a military historian and broadcaster. Having written and published an extensive collection of military books, presented BBC documentaries on the armed forces and lectured regularly at the University of Buckingham, Saul is a superb military speaker.

Saul David is Professor of War Studies at the University of Buckingham and his manybooks include: The Homicidal Earl: The Life of Lord Cardigan (1997), a critically-acclaimed biography of the man who led the Charge of the Light Brigade; The Indian Mutiny:1857 (2002), shortlisted for the Westminster Medal for Military Literature; Zulu: The Heroism and Tragedy of the Zulu War of 1879 (2004), a Waterstone's Military History Book of the Year; and Victoria's Wars: The Rise of Empire (2006).  He has also written two bestselling historical novels set in the late Victorian period. The first, Zulu Hart (2009), was described by The Times as a 'rattling good yarn' with 'a compelling, sexy hero who could give Cornwell's Sharpe a run for his money'. His latest history - All The King's Men: The British Soldier from the Restoration to Waterloo - was published in 2012. The Sunday Times wrote: 'Those wishing to immerse themselves in this golden age of British military success will relish David's fine piece of history.'

An experienced broadcaster, Saul appears often on British television and radio. In 2012 he presented Bullets, Boots and Bandages, a 3 part series on the history of military logistics for BBC4. His other TV presenting credits include the Escape From… series for Channel Five (2004), Sky One's genealogy series So You Think You're Royal? (2007) and three programmes for the BBC's flagship history series Timewatch: The Queen's Lover (2001), The Greatest Knight (2008) and Queen Elizabeth's Lost Guns (February 2009). He was an on-screen expert on BBC2′s virtual battle series Time Commanders (2004) and is a regular contributor to history programmes on all channels. Two of his books - Mutiny at Salerno and Zulu - have been made into BBC Timewatch documentaries (1999 and 2003).

Saul gives frequent talks about military history and has spoken at all the major literary festivals. He has spoken to representatives of the Defence Industry at the Royal Artillery's annual dinner, and has lectured at the Security Service (MI5), the National Army Musuem and the Imperial War Museum. He has led history tours to India and the Crimea, and has appeared as a guest speaker on The World ship