Gavin Roynon served as a National Service Officer with the 13th/18th Royal Hussars during the Cold War and then read Modern Languages at Oxford. He went on to teach French, German and History at Eton College. He and his wife have five children and live in Berkshire. His previous books include Ypres Diary: The Memoirs of Sir Morgan Crofton; Home Fires Burning: The Great War Diaries of Georgina Lee, and Massacre of the Innocents (all History Press). He and his wife have five children and live in Berkshire.