Armoured Jousting

Although it had been a childhood dream of mine to compete in a historical jousting tournament, I had never been given the opportunity to break my first lance until Lysts on the Lake 2019.

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Pollaxe Duels

I was invited to demonstrate the proper use of the spear, sword, and pollaxe during the foot combat at Lysts on the Lake 2019.

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Public Demonstrations

From time to time I am invited to speak at schools and libraries on the subject of medieval history. Of course, I always bring along a few props.

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Manly Art of Maille-Making

Making maille, or chainmail, is like crocheting but for men.

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International Paintball Arms Dealer

I started "playing" paintball over 25 years ago. In that time I have appeared alongside my "Hellions" in numerous magazine ads, a feature-length documentary, the local news, and even a British variety show.

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Contemplations on Building a Harness

Building a complete harness, or suit of armour, is not an easy task. There are many things that must be considered before starting down that road. Allow me to share some hard-earned wisdom.

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FICTION

The Second Great Mortality: A tale of Pestilence, war, and un-death in Medieval England.
I can honestly say that I never imagined myself becoming the author of a zombie horror novel. The project actually began as a short diversion from writing a “serious novel” set in fifteenth-century England. As a long-time student of medieval warfare and a hardcore fan of zombie movies, I thought it would be fun to describe an encounter between a few men-at-arms and a horde of the undead. Although it was meant to be only a short writing exercise, the next thing I knew I had close to a hundred pages, and the story just kept pouring out. The Second Great Mortality was born. I would love to hear what fellow zombie aficionados think.

Historical Reenactment

A lifelong Medieval history enthusiast, I enjoy the knightly pursuits of jousting, hunting, and sword fighting.

Mounted Skill-at-Arms

Jousting Tournaments

Fighting in Armour

Traditional Hunting

One Hobby Has Never Been Enough Latest Obsessions
English-Styled Milanese
English-styled Milanese Armour
May 21, 2018
Armorial Achievement
Armorial Achievement
March 29, 2018
Scenario Paintball
Scenario Paintball
September 26, 2015
Lysts on the Lake 2019
Lysts on the Lake 2019
April 26, 2019
Brigandine
Brigandine Armour
July 01, 2017
Art of Maille-making
The Art of Maille-Making
March 31, 2020
Novel: Inspiration for Colleville
Inspiration for Colleville Manor
May 20, 2016
Novel: Inspiration for Priory
Inspiration for Priory at Stony Heath
June 10, 2016
Novel: Inspiration for St Wystan's
Inspiration for Saint Wystan's
June 10, 2016
Novel: Medieval Timekeeping
Medieval Timekeeping
May 20, 2016
Recent Reviews on Amazon
Fantastic read. Chivalrous knights and archers vs. zombies. Plenty of action; and the author just conveyed a great sense of these times and what life would've been like back then. ... I think this book would make a phenomenal movie are streaming series. I cannot stop reading it I'm so enthralled.
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An engaging novel that combines the best of the horror and medieval fantasy genres. A relatable protagonist struggles to keep his kingdom and family from falling victim to the undead, and there is conflict from both inside and outside the walls of Colleville. The tension is amped up into a frantic conclusion that leaves you wanting more.
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R. L. Schnabel ✩✩✩✩✩

MUST READ. Amazing book! Great story and very well written. One of the best books I have read in a long time. Felt like I was right there fighting along side them.
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2 Thumbs up!!! I am a fan of The Walking Dead, and anything medieval... The author did a great job blending the two genres together. The book reads very easily, and has a great pace that carries through until the end. All in all, brilliant!
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J. Killian ✩✩✩✩✩

I really enjoyed this book. I do not ordinarily enjoy zombie type books but this one really kept my interest. The author did a great job and was very knowledgeable regarding the time period, dress and weaponry of the time. I would definately recommend this book.
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S. Cain ✩✩✩✩✩

The best historical fiction books are almost believable. In this case, blending zombies with the Black Plague. ... The reader comes to care about other characters for their heroism or compassion, but also simply because Sir Richard cares about them. This is also frightening because before the end, you don't know who will live and who will be lost. ...
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L. D. Inkblot ✩✩✩✩✩

Awesome book! Picked it up and couldn't stop reading! Very original and lots of detail from the period. Will be standing by for the movie!
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W. Oakley ✩✩✩✩✩

Five Stars. Loved it!
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