David Horspool is an editor on the Times Literary Supplement, responsible for history, archaeology and sport. His most recent book is Cromwell: The Protector, for the Penguin Monarchs series. He is the author of Richard III: A Ruler and his Reputation, Alfred the Great, The English Rebel: One Thousand Years of Troublemaking from the Normans to the Nineties, and a co-author, with Arthony Arnove and Colin Firth, of The People Speak: Voices that Changed Britain. He contributes to the TLS, Guardian and Spectator, and writes a monthly history column for the Oldie magazine. He is working on a book about sport and British history. He is married with two sons and lives in London.