Saul David

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Professor
Saul David
PhD
Born Julian Saul David
1966
Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK
Education Ampleforth College
Alma mater
Occupation

Professor Julian Saul David (born 1966) is a British 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 born in Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales, and 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 Military History at the University of Buckingham and has since been directing the institution's MA programme.[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]

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  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. ^ "Academic staff profiles at hull.ac.uk". Retrieved 28 July 2008. 
  4. ^ "MA Military History". The University of Buckingham. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "BBC History, Zulu: The True Story". Retrieved 28 July 2008. 
  6. ^ Saul David at imdb.com
  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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