Journalism, Radio and television
I have worked as a freelance journalist ever since I started off on a student newspaper, many years ago. My writing has been published in The Guardian, The New York Times, The Independent, the BBC, History Today, The Literary Review and Nautilus Magazine.
I’ve spoken about British history on Radio 4 Today’s Programme, BBC1’s Countryfile, Sky News, ITV News and ABC’s Late Night Live. I worked as an historical consultant for the BBC when The Weather Experiment was adapted for a three-part series called Storm Troupers: the fight to forecast the weather.
Object Lesson, May 2018 Diary, Literary Review (£)
He Never Sat an Exam, A Longing for Wide and Unknown Things by Maren Meinhardt, Literary Review
Treasured Island, Robert Louis Stevenson in Samoa by Joseph Farrell, Literary Review
Scorbutic Sketches, Scurvy: the disease of discovery by Jonathan Lamb, Literary Review (£)
Marooned with a View, Crusoe’s Island by Andrew Lambert, Literary Review (£)
From Plymouth to Polynesia, Endeavouring Banks, ed. Neil Chambers, Literary Review (£)
The Great South Land of the Holy Spirit, The Savage Shore, Graham Seal, Literary Review (£)