Saul David was born in Monmouth in 1966 and educated at Ampleforth College and Edinburgh and Glasgow Universities (History MA and PhD).
An expert in the wars of the Victorian period, he began writing his first history book when he was twenty-five and has since completed eight more.
An experienced broadcaster, Saul appears often on British radio and television. He was an on-screen expert on BBC2's virtual battle series Time Commanders (2004) and is a regular contributor to history programmes on all channels. Two of his books Mutiny at Salerno and Zulu have been made into documentaries.