Mark Simner is an author and historian of British military history. He gained a BA (Hons) in Criminal Justice and Policing at the University of Central England after which he completed an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Portsmouth. History, however, remains his passion and has been interested in the subject since childhood.
In 2007, he setup the highly successful Victorian Wars Forum, which was later followed by the equally popular Napoleonic Wars Forum. His first book, An Illustrated Introduction to the Battle of Waterloo, was published in 2015 by Amberley Publishing. Since then he has written a number of other titles and articles for well-known magazines.
His book titles include:
An Illustrated Introduction to the Battle of Waterloo (Amberley Publishing, 2015)
Pathan Rising: Jihad on the North West Frontier of India, 1897-1898 (Fonthill Media, 2016)
The Sirdar and the Khalifa: Kitchener’s Re-conquest of Sudan, 1896-1898 (Fonthill Media, 2017)
Chitral 1895: An Episode of the Great Game (Fonthill Media, 2017)
In addition to the above, he is currently working on the following:
The Lion and the Dragon: Britain’s Opium Wars with China, 1839-1860
Arabi: The British Invasion of Egypt, 1882
Both titles are to be published by Fonthill Media.
Simner is a member of the Society of Authors, the Royal Historical Society and the Victorian Military History Society. He lives in Lichfield in Staffordshire, England.
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