I am a freelance historian; historical researcher; writer and lecturer. I am a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a member of the Society of Genealogists, the Richard III Society, and the Centre Europeen d’Etudes Bourguignonnes.
I introduced science into the search for Richard III, and was the leader of genealogical research and historical adviser on the ‘Looking for Richard’ project, which led to the rediscovery of the remains of Richard III in August 2012. I was awarded an MBE in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours for ‘services to historical research and the exhumation and identification of Richard III’. As a result of my work on the Richard III project I participated in British, Continental and Canadian TV documentaries on the search for Richard III.
I have currently had nine history books and numerous historical research articles published. My books include "Royal Marriage Secrets", "Richard III’s ‘Beloved Cousyn’ John Howard and the House of York", "Eleanor the Secret Queen", "The Last Days of Richard III and the fate of his DNA", "The Third Plantagenet George Duke of Clarence", "The Dublin King", "The Mythology of Richard III" and "The Wars of the Roses".