Saul David

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Saul David
Born Julian Saul David
Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK
Education Ampleforth College
Alma mater

Professor Saul David (born Julian Saul David, 1966, in Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales) is an academic military historian and broadcaster. He is best known for his work on the Indian Mutiny and the Anglo-Zulu War, as well as for presenting and appearing in documentaries on British television covering imperial and military themes.

David was educated at various local schools in Herefordshire and Monmouthshire before studying for his A-levels at Ampleforth College.[1] He studied for an MA in History at Edinburgh University for which he was awarded a 2-1, and read for his PhD at the University of Glasgow.[1][2] He was Visiting Chair in Military History at the University of Hull for 2007 - 2008.[3] In 2009 he was appointed professor of War Studies at the University of Buckingham.[4]

David's books include The Indian Mutiny, which was shortlisted for the Duke of Westminster's Medal for Military Literature,[2] Military Blunders, Zulu: the Heroism and Tragedy of the Zulu War of 1879 (a Waterstone's Military History Book of the Year[5]) and Zulu and Victoria’s Wars. He has presented and appeared in a number of BBC programmes, including Zulu: The True Story, Time Commanders, The Greatest Knight (2008) and Bullets, Boots and Bandages: How to really win at war (2012).[6][7] He is currently researching a history of the British Army (2009).[3]

Professor David is a popular speaker at corporate and academic events and is represented by the speaking agency Military Speakers[8]


Non fiction[edit]

  • David, Saul (1997). The Homicidal Earl: Life of Lord Cardigan. New York: Little, Brown & Company. ISBN 978-0-316-64165-4. 
  • David, Saul (1998). Military Blunders: The How and Why of Military Failure. New York: Carroll & Graf. ISBN 978-0-7867-0504-7. 
  • David, Saul (1999). Prince of Pleasure: The Prince of Wales and the Making of the Regency. Boston, MA: Atlantic Monthly Press. ISBN 978-0-87113-739-5. 
  • David, Saul (2003). The Indian Mutiny: 1857. London: Penguin. ISBN 978-0-14-100554-6. 
  • David, Saul (2004). Zulu: The Heroism and Tragedy of the Zulu War. London: Penguin. ISBN 978-0-670-91474-6. 
  • David, Saul (2004). Churchill's Sacrifice of the Highland Division: France 1940. London: Brassey's (UK) Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85753-378-1. 
  • David, Saul (2005). Mutiny at Salerno: An Injustice Exposed. London: Conway Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84486-019-7. 
  • David, Saul (2007). Victoria's Wars: The Rise of Empire. London: Penguin. ISBN 978-0-14-100555-3. 
  • David, Saul (2013) 100 Days to Victory: How the Great War Was Fought and Won



  1. ^ a b Sale, Jonathan (12 June 2008). "Passed/Failed: An education in the life of Saul David, historian and broadcaster". The Independent (London). Retrieved 28 July 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "Saul David profile on Penguin Books". Retrieved 28 July 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Academic staff profiles at". Retrieved 28 July 2008. 
  4. ^ Matsuoka, Anne (24 February 2009). "Professor Saul David". Directory of experts. University of Buckingham. Retrieved 15 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "BBC History, Zulu: The True Story". Retrieved 28 July 2008. 
  6. ^ Saul David at
  7. ^ Raeside, Julia; Stubbs, David; Catterall, Ali; Mueller, Andrew; Wright, Jonathan; O'Neill, Phelim (1 February 2012). "TV highlights 02/02/2012". The Guardian (London: 1 February 2012). Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
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