Biography

David Pilling is a writer and researcher, addicted to history for as long as he can remember. The medieval era has always held a fascination for him, perhaps because he spent much of his childhood exploring the misted ruins of castles in Wales. He also has an interest in the Byzantine Empire, the post-Roman period in Britain and the British & Irish Civil Wars.

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David is a prolific author and has written and published a number of series and stand-alone tales. These include his first published novel, Folville’s Law, which chronicled the adventures of Sir John Swale in the last days of the reign of Edward II of England. This was followed by The White Hawk series, set during the Wars of the Roses, a six-part Arthurian series, and many more. He has also co-written two high fantasy novels with his good friend, Martin Bolton.

Most of David’s books are available as ebooks and paperbacks, and many are in the process of being converted to audio.

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Articles

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De Montfort, by Darren Baker.

De Montfort, by Darren Baker.

Darren Baker's latest book is a narrative history of the Montforts, one of the most famous noble families of the medieval era. It follows on from his previous works on Simon de Montfort and Henry III and their consorts, the two Eleanors.This is an ambitious work, and covers the history of ...
Caesar’s Sword: The Red Death, by David Pilling

Caesar’s Sword: The Red Death, by David Pilling

David Pilling is a prolific author of historical fiction. With interests ranging from the Byzantine Empire, the post-Roman period in Britain and the British and Irish Civil Wars, he has written numerous tales of blood and chivalry across these eras. Caesar’s Sword: The Red Death is one such ...
Edward I and Wales: 1254-1307, by David Pilling

Edward I and Wales: 1254-1307, by David Pilling

Edward I & WalesAfter two centuries of conflict between the Welsh princes and the English crown, Edward I finally conquered Wales in the latter half of the 13th century. Edward – better known to many by the epithet ‘Longshanks’ – had accomplished something which had eluded English ...
At the Gates of Rome, by Don Hollway

At the Gates of Rome, by Don Hollway

In less assured hands, this could have been a turgid and thoroughly bewildering read. Thankfully, Don Hollway knows his subject inside out and neatly picks his way through the convoluted history of the late Roman Empire. As the title suggests, the focus is on events leading up to the climactic ...
The Foremost Man of the Kingdom, by James Ross

The Foremost Man of the Kingdom, by James Ross

This is an excellent sourcebook, packed full of everything one could possibly want to know about John de Vere, 13th earl of Oxford and his family. And, perhaps, everything one might not want to know.The book is split into two parts. The first is a study of Oxford's ancestors and his ...
The Wars of the Roses: The Medieval Art of Graham Turner

The Wars of the Roses: The Medieval Art of Graham Turner

The Wars of the Roses: The Medieval Art of Graham TurnerGraham Turner is a leading historical artist, well-known for his illustration of the medieval era and his work for Osprey Publishing. As the title suggests, this latest Osprey volume is a compendium of his paintings of the Wars of the ...

Book Reviews

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De Montfort, by Darren Baker.

De Montfort, by Darren Baker.

Darren Baker's latest book is a narrative history of the Montforts, one of the most famous noble families of the medieval era. It follows on from his previous works on Simon de Montfort and Henry III and their consorts, the two Eleanors.This is an ambitious work, and covers the history of ...
Caesar’s Sword: The Red Death, by David Pilling

Caesar’s Sword: The Red Death, by David Pilling

David Pilling is a prolific author of historical fiction. With interests ranging from the Byzantine Empire, the post-Roman period in Britain and the British and Irish Civil Wars, he has written numerous tales of blood and chivalry across these eras. Caesar’s Sword: The Red Death is one such ...
Edward I and Wales: 1254-1307, by David Pilling

Edward I and Wales: 1254-1307, by David Pilling

Edward I & WalesAfter two centuries of conflict between the Welsh princes and the English crown, Edward I finally conquered Wales in the latter half of the 13th century. Edward – better known to many by the epithet ‘Longshanks’ – had accomplished something which had eluded English ...
At the Gates of Rome, by Don Hollway

At the Gates of Rome, by Don Hollway

In less assured hands, this could have been a turgid and thoroughly bewildering read. Thankfully, Don Hollway knows his subject inside out and neatly picks his way through the convoluted history of the late Roman Empire. As the title suggests, the focus is on events leading up to the climactic ...
The Foremost Man of the Kingdom, by James Ross

The Foremost Man of the Kingdom, by James Ross

This is an excellent sourcebook, packed full of everything one could possibly want to know about John de Vere, 13th earl of Oxford and his family. And, perhaps, everything one might not want to know.The book is split into two parts. The first is a study of Oxford's ancestors and his ...
The Wars of the Roses: The Medieval Art of Graham Turner

The Wars of the Roses: The Medieval Art of Graham Turner

The Wars of the Roses: The Medieval Art of Graham TurnerGraham Turner is a leading historical artist, well-known for his illustration of the medieval era and his work for Osprey Publishing. As the title suggests, this latest Osprey volume is a compendium of his paintings of the Wars of the ...

Author Interview

David Pilling
What prompted you to choose the period that you wrote your first book in?My first book was a short detective novel set in England during the time of Edward II. I had always wanted to write a historical novel and had been reading quite a lot of medieval crime fiction, especially Ellis Peters (Brother ...
The Champion: David Pilling on Aragon and Peter III
David, congratulations on your latest book, Sword of Aragon: A Champion Tale. This is a prequel to your Champion series, which is set in France and Spain – what is it about this area of Medieval Europe that fascinates you?My interest stems from a childhood dragging my unfortunate parents about castles in Wales. These included the famous 'Iron Ring' built by ...
Fiction Book of the Month: David Pilling on The First Arrow
We think we know about Robin Hood, but your story doesn’t follow the narrative in Robin Hood The First Arrow, does it? You know, the one about Robin Hood speaking with an American accent, or wearing tights.My version is based on the early medieval ballads of Robin Hood, mixed with a few slivers of historical record. The ...
The Princes in the Tower: David Pilling on ‘The New Evidence’
David Pilling, why does the story of the Princes in the Tower still fascinate and did you enjoy The Princes in the Tower: The New Evidence?I think it is the theme of the slaughter of innocents. Plenty of political figures in this era met with a nasty end, of course, but the princes were minors. The