The Ōnin War; Samurai weapons;
mercenaries; the battle of Tanaka, Samurai vs Ashigaru, and a fun ninja training manual!
A major revision of War in Japan (Essential Histories), the Samurai Art of War and
Mongols vs European Knights
CONSULTANCY AND PICTURES
My consultancy service for film, publishing and television, and a picture library
Welcome to my newly redesigned website for Autumn 2021.
My book on the Ōnin War has just been published and I have just finished revising the Osprey Essential History War in Japan 1467-1615, but so much new material has become available since 2003 it will be practically a new book AND it will have all new pictures.
My current working project is a new Osprey Combat: Mongol Warrior vs European Knight, Eastern Europe 1237-42. The three engagements covered are Legnica (Liegnitz), Muhi (Sajo River) and the siege of Esztergom. I am also translating new material on the Hōjō family of samurai for a future book.
I also provide an advisory and consultancy service about Japan including a picture library holding 35,000 items.
My first degree was at Cambridge and have two MAs (in Theology and Military History) from Leeds University. In 1996 I received a PhD from Leeds for my thesis on Japan’s Kakure Kirishitan. In its published form the work won the Japan Festival Literary Award in 1998.
To get in touch email me at email@example.com