David Lindholm MA, was born in 1970. He was educated at the University of Lund in Sweden. He has made a special study of medieval weaponry and warfare both from the scientific perspective, and from the practical point of view. David Lindholm continues his researches in these fields; he also runs educational courses and seminars, both in private and at museums and in university departments. DAVID NICOLLE, born in 1944, worked in the BBC Arabic service before gaining an MA from the School of Oriental Studies and a PhD from Edinburgh University.