Biography

Paul Bernardi is an author of historical fiction. After leaving university in 1990 with a Masters’ degree in Anglo-Saxon studies, he began work for a major UK financial institution, though his passion for all things historical remained undiminished.

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Paul is the author of the Huscarl Chronicles series dealing with the Norman Conquest and its aftermath.

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1066: A Game of Thrones, by Paul Bernardi

1066: A Game of Thrones, by Paul Bernardi

1066 is one of the most well-known dates in British history. There was a time when every school child knew about the Battle of Hastings in that year, where Duke William of Normandy defeated King Harold II of England, ushering in the end of the Anglo-Saxon period. But beyond those bare facts, ...
Did Harold Really Take One in the Eye?

Did Harold Really Take One in the Eye?

It is the story that every schoolchild is brought up on (or at least it was when I was at school in the dim distant past); that brave King Harold was killed at the Battle of Hastings by being shot in the eye with an arrow. But did it really happen? Have millions of children been misled over ...
I Fart In Your General Direction!

I Fart In Your General Direction!

Many people of a certain age will recognise this quote without any difficulty. If you don't then I can only offer sympathy and suggest that there is a Monty Python-shaped hole in your movie and comedy education - specifically, in this case, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Released in 1975 and ...

Author Interview

Paul Bernardi

Paul Bernardi

What prompted you to choose the period that you wrote your first book in?I’ve always loved history from an early age – all those holiday trips to the castles of Wales must have had an impact. However, it was not until I went to university in the late 1980s that I really became familiar – and fascinated – with the Anglo-Saxon ...
The Last Viking: Paul Bernardi Interviews Don Hollway

The Last Viking: Paul Bernardi Interviews Don Hollway

Don Hollway, Harald plays an all too brief part in the history of these isles but there is so much more to the man. What led you to want to write about him?I first read Hardrada’s story as a boy and thought, “Wow, what a life that guy led!” I always wanted to tell his tale, but a magazine article wouldn’t do him justice. When my agent said to me, “Vikings are hot right ...