Robert Jones

Robert Jones is a part-time tutor in Life Long Learning at Cardiff University, Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds, and a part-time tour guide at the Baths in Bath. His book Brazen Armour and Bloodied Banners: Martial Display on the Medieval Battlefield, the subject of his PhD thesis, will be published by Boydell & Brewer in 2010. He has also written various papers for academic journals. A military historian and wargamer of over twenty years, with interests in all periods from ancient through to modern, he specialises in the medieval period A member of the Sealed Knot English Civil Wars re-enactment society for eighteen years, he is at present Captain of Dragoons to the Army of Parliament, running a group of some thirty men, women and children and regularly commanding the army’s advanced guard. He is also a student of the medieval longsword and sixteenth-century rapier as a Western martial art for three years with the Messengers group based in Swindon.

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