Historian and novelist. Author of four novels set in England during the turbulent years following the Norman invasion of 1066.
James's debut novel, Sworn Sword, was first published in the UK in 2011 and was followed by two sequels, The Splintered Kingdom (2012) and Knights of the Hawk (2013).
His latest novel, The Harrowing, is published by Quercus.
James's books are published in the UK, the US, Germany and the Czech Republic, and have received praise from The Times, Mail on Sunday, BBC History Magazine and Publishers Weekly.
James Aitcheson was born in Wiltshire in 1985 and studied History at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he developed a special interest in the medieval period.
He is particularly interested in Anglo-Saxon England and the Norman Conquest, a time of tremendous change and one of the biggest turning points in British history.
James gives regular bookshop and library talks, festival appearances and school and university visits. He is available for bookings to talk about late Anglo-Saxon England, 1066, the Norman Conquest and historical fiction, and also to give creative writing workshops.
You can get in touch with James by sending him a message through the Contact page on his website.
You can also keep up to date with all his latest news by following him on Twitter (@JamesAitcheson) and Facebook.
Regular podcasts by James can be found on Soundcloud.