Contributing Expert


A Man for All Seasons

To call John a bit of an all-rounder is to do him an injustice given his breadth yet depth of knowledge. Historian turned detective, he is always keen to examine original texts and sources so he can answer the vital question “how do we know?”.

He studied Modern History at Oxford (modern being a relative term, from 630AD!), and now specialises in English and French history from 1066 onwards. His diverse interests embrace the Normans, Plantagenets, Napoleonic British Heavy Cavalry and the Royal Navy.

John is Secretary of the Waterloo Association, a regional Council Member for the Battlefield Trust, and a Council Member of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London. He also finds the time to study for a PhD on the "The Abolition of the Slave Trade, Slavery Emancipation and the role of Lord Brougham" at the Institute of Historical Research.

His first book "Waterloo General, the Life, Letters and mysterious death of Sir William Ponsonby 1772-1815" was nominated by Professor Andrew Roberts in The Evening Standard as one of his "Best Buys of 2016", and we agree!

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Waterloo General John Morewood