Researcher. Writer. Consultant.

The History of English, Old English, Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts.

Senior Editor at History Today and Associate Fellow at the Institute for Historical Research, University of London.

My background is in Linguistics and my PhD research was on Old English and Anglo-Saxon manuscripts. Since then I have worked on historical bilingualism, medieval scribes and the history of writing.

I was the historical language consultant for the History Channel/MGM drama, Vikings, and have provided expert advice for history books, radio, and comedy shows.

I am currently writing Lost Voices: The Languages of Britain (Penguin Press), a multilingual history of Britain.